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2014 K Vintners Syrah Cattle King

  • 99 WA
  • 94 JS
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SKU: 434093-2014-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Coming from the Upland Vineyard on Snipes Mountain, the 2014 Syrah Cattle King is a huge, powerful, unctuous beast that gives up decadent notes of black and blue fruits, freshly crushed rocks, graphite, iron and licorice. Unctuous, sexy and with gorgeous purity, it carries itself with incredible grace and elegance, without ever being over the top. It flirts with perfection and is one of the highlights of the vintage-and the region. Give it a few years and drink through 2029.
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2029
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: 231
  • Vinous | Rating: 92

    (from vines on a cobblestone-rich south-facing vineyard that once included a river bed; the small AVA of Snipes Mountain was named after Ben Snipes, an early Yakima Valley pioneer and a cattle baron): Full medium ruby. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, licorice and menthol show a lightly medicinal quality. Vivid, juicy and penetrating, but with lovely sweetness to its dark berry and spice flavors. I don't find the wild side of Syrah in the early going but Brennon Leighton predicts that the wine's "syrahness will come out." Last year, I found the 2013 version a bit Pinot-like; this one displays more of a Cabernet structure, finishing with tannins that saturate the tongue and palate.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2027
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: Oct 2017
  • James Suckling | Rating: 94

    A southern slope site called Upland Vineyard. This has a dark-plum and dark-chocolate edge with a deeply spicy edge. Follows through to a palate that has fruit flesh dialed-in. Bold and powerful on the palate, it delivers a slab of blackberry and plum fruit but still snaps fresh. Try from 2021.
    Drink Dates: 2021
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 65 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors