K Vintners 2013 Syrah, The Deal, Sundance Vyd., Wahluke Slope
From Superstar winemaker Charles Smith coming this single vineyard beauty. The Sundance is one of the oldest vineyards on the Wahluke Slope, planted in 1997. The site is topsoil over gravel, sand and broken down basalt with more caliche than other sites in the Wahluke. The vineyard, because of its aspect, is also a later ripening site allowing for great concentration. 100% whole cluster fermentation with native yeasts. Maceration lasted 43 days for full extrtaction, then the wine aged in 21 months in 50% new oak. The Wine Advocate scored it 95 points saying "Coming all from the Sundance Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, the medium-ruby colored 2013 Syrah The Deal Sundance Vineyard is a unique, singular Syrah that gives up beautiful notes of kirsch, blackberries, sandy, dried soils and hints of olive tapenade. Full-bodied, concentrated, with a great mid-palate and satin-textured tannins, it will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade after that." Very Limited!