This is made from Syrah grown in Washington state, shipped cold to northeast Ohio where it is vinified. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, slight black raspberries, cloves, spice, slight burnt rubber (not a bad thing), and some chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is cooler climate in style. Boysenberries, char and slight chocolate. Good acidity. Moderate finish. This is nice on its own but really begging for food. It would work very well with Turkish food (for the adventurous). Drink over the
The grapes are grown in Washington and shipped (34F) to northeast Ohio where the wines are made. 12% abv. Light golden in color. The nose is interesting with nice minerality along with a slight chamomile note and peaches. Medium bodied. Dry. On the palate, the minerality comes thru along with a bit of lemon peel. Nice finish. This is drinking well now on its own and should be quite food friendly. A nice match would be Thai food. Drink over the next five to eight years.
2016 K Vintners Cattle King Upland Snipes Mountain Syrah, USA, Washington, Yakima Valley, Wine Review
Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, slight burnt rubber, smoke and spice. Full bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, this is not a bruiser but certainly new world in style. Elegant black raspberry fruit with some black pepper and spice. Clean. Plenty of depth. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and should drink well for another eight to twelve years. Nice on its own, this would work well with not too spicy Indian foods.
This is a blend of 49% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, cherries, slight floral/perfume note. Medium bodied. On the palate, this has nice black cherry and cherry fruit. Good acidity. Nice finish. This drinks well with lighter tannins. Drink over the next five to eight years. It will also work with food. Grilled ribs or burgers would be a nice choice.
Looking for a nice value in dessert wines? This one retails for around $15 and is nice. Golden in color. The nose has nice pineapple fruit, with a bit of lychee and peach. On the palate, the pineapple carries thru. This is sweet. A bit of honey. Nice to have a couple of ounces on its own.