K Vintners Motor City Kitty Syrah 2014
Wine AdvocateNamed after a cat owned by Charles when he was living in Walla Walla, the 2014 M C K Syrah sports a deep purple color as well as ripe, decadent notes of black fruits, plums, graphite, crushed rock and licorice. Big, sexy, seamless and pure, with present, yet ripe tannin, drink it through 2024. It's worth noting that this comes completely from the River Rock vineyard in this vintage. As usual, it's a crazy value.
Wine EnthusiastThis aromatically brooding wine brings aromas of brown stems, scorched earth, smoked meat, iron, violets, orange peel and blue and black fruit. The flavors coat the palate from end to end with silky soft, unabashedly appealing fruit and savory notes. It hits the delicious gong hard, with an enduring finish.
Wine SpectatorBold blueberry and bitter chocolate aromas suggest a big wine, but the flavors surprise with supple complexity, offering smoky plum and pepper notes. Drink now through 2023. 1,270 cases made.