K Vintners The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah | The Deal is a ‘Deal’ – grill a steak and indulge
K Vintners The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah 2014 saturates the palate. Mineral-driven, floral, blood, and scorched earth. This is a wine of evolution that gains richness as time goes by.
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate | Coming from the Wahluke Slope and 100% Syrah fermented (all native) with no destemming and aged in 30% new 500-liter or larger barrels, the K Vintners The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah 2014 has a killer bouquet of black pepper, currants, blueberries, graphite and dried herbs. Full-bodied, seamless, pure and with no hard edges, it is indeed a screaming “deal”!
92 points Vinous | Good dark red. Lovely dried rose and violet top notes to the aromas of raspberry and cherry. Juicy, spicy and penetrating, conveying a light touch and a captivating floral quality to its red fruit flavors. Not a fat or particularly expansive style of Syrah but boasts terrific intensity and finishes with fine-grained tannins and excellent rising length. This is one of K’s rare “flood” wines (i.e., from a vineyard situated below about 1,250 feet, the maximum height reached by the water during the Missoula Floods), featuring black volcanic sand under sandy loam topsoil, according to Brennon Leighton.
92 points Wine Enthusiast | This wine’s crushed herb, mineral and blackberry aromas lead to intensely rich, full-bodied black fruit and smoked meat flavors. It’s big and bold and ready for steak.
About K Vintners
K Vintners opened its doors to the public on December 3rd, 2001. The winery is located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla Washington. The property resides 820 Mill Creek Road where the winery sits was homesteaded in 1853. The adjacent farmhouse was built in 1872. The winery grounds with Titus Creek flowing through the lawn and the old pioneer planted trees is a little slice of heartland Americana.
The Winemaker: He loves to drink wine! Charles Smith, proprietor, and winemaker comes to Walla Walla after 11 years in Scandinavia. Originally from northern California, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his whole life. And did we forget to mention… he loves to drink wine!
The Vineyards: K Vintners is producing wines from 2 distinctive viticultural zones: Wahluke Slope and Walla Walla Valley. Each of these areas is unique and awesome for Syrah and the Field Blends produced.
In April ’02 two separate blocks of vineyards were planted to Syrah. Adjacent to the winery, the rocky dry creek beds house these vineyards and run through K Vintners property.