Charles Smith Wine

K Vintners 'Rock Garden' Syrah 2013

K Vintners 'Rock Garden' Syrah 2013

K Vintners 'Rock Garden' Syrah 2013

95 Points

2018 - 2028
Jeb Dunnuck
29th Jun 2016
225, The Wine Advocate

More Northern Rhone in style, with lots of red and black fruits, olive, peppered meats and sweet fruit, the 2013 Syrah Rock Garden is seamless, downright sexy and layered on the palate, with a voluptuous, yet classy and focused texture. Like all of the Rhone blends from this estate, it was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged mostly in neutral barrels and puncheons. Give bottles a year or two and enjoy over the following decade.

These latest releases from Charles Smith check in at the top of the pyramid and are flat out incredible wines that I wish every reader could taste. Readers should also check out the new label, Wines of Substance, which are also included in this report. Going forward, the K Vintners label will be for the Rhone inspired blends, and all Bordeaux blends will be moved to the Wines of Substance label.

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