2015 K Vintners Syrah The Hidden Northridge Vineyard, USA, Washington, Wahluke Slope, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A

This is quite good but needs a bit of cellar time to hit its potential.  Purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose has black raspberries, roasted meats, leather and slight white pepper.  It seems tight and tannic on the palate.  With air it has pretty sweet black raspberry fruit with some charred meat and an underlying mineral streak.  Good finish.  This has plenty of upside but if drinking before 2020, give it a nice decant.  

2013 K Vintners Syrah The Deal Sundance Vineyard, USA, Washington, Wahluke Slope, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2013
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is nice with coffee, black raspberries and black olives.  Very much a Washington meets the Northern Rhone nose.  On the palate, this is tannic.  Black cherry fruit.  Tight layers of fruit and earth.  Good acidity.  Long finish.  This continued to improve in the glass all night.  Still very tight and young, there is certainly plenty of upside potential left.  It will be interesting to see where this is in five years as it approaches peak.