K Vintners Motor City Kitty Syrah 2015
|Region||United States, Washington, Yakima Valley|
A broad-shouldered red, with vivid blueberry, bittersweet chocolate and black olive flavors that power toward big but refined tannins. Best from 2020 through 2026. 1,440 cases made.
Though labeled as Washington State, all of the fruit from this wine comes from Oldfield Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, next to famed Boushey Vineyard. The aromas are brooding on first pour, with notes of berry, fresh herb, orange peel, ground rock, bacon fat and smoke. The palate is full of seamless fruit and savory flavors. The tannins give a firm squeeze. Give it a decant if opening in the near term.
The 2015 MCK Syrah is rich and complex, wafting from the glass with notes of grilled meat, creosote, licorice and roasted black fruits. On the palate, it's full-bodied, juicy and youthfully chewy, with some firm structuring tannins that will require some bottle age to melt and a dry, savory and somewhat wild finish.