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Primary Notes: Blackberry, Plum Toasted herbs Tobacco, Black olive Lavender
Tertiary Notes: Cured meat, Wet earth
Dryness: Very Dry
Tannin: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 14.5
Origin & Awards
Origin: Washington, USA
Maker: K Vintners
Grape: Shiraz (Syrah)
Fermentation: Heavy Wood
Decanting: 2 hours
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing: Lor Ark, Korean BBQ, Five Spice spareribs
Western Food Pairing: Steak in peppercorn sauce, roast leg of lamb, hamburgers
K Vintners Powerline Syrah 2018
K Vintners Powerline Syrah is rich, dense and dark. Announces its presence as you pour, filling the senses with lavender, earth, cured meat and toasted herbs aromas. The dry and full-bodied palate has a luxurious texture, meaty tannins and juicy acidity. Black plum, blackberry, wet earth, black olive and a subtle touch of tobacco spice. This Syrah will make your wishes come true.
100% Syrah. The fruit comes from vines that grow in a 30-acre estate vineyard that has an altitude of over 365 metres. Powerline Vineyard was planted in 2012 in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, just south of Walla Walla in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The soil is well-draining with cobblestone river rocks and underlying layers of sand and gravel deposits, allowing the vines to penetrate deep into the soil with strong roots. The vineyard is farmed using the most up-to-date sustainable practices.
The fruit is hand-picked and foot-stomped. 100% whole cluster fermentation with native yeasts, 48 days on skins and basket pressing. The wine ages on lees for 28 months in 40% new French oak puncheons.
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Another Syrah from this site in Walla Walla, the dense purple/ruby 2018 Syrah Powerline Vineyard offers up a classic nose of spiced red and black fruits, cured meats, peppery herbs, lavender, and truffle. This carries to a rich, medium to full-bodied Syrah with terrific tannins as well as balance. It already offers considerable pleasure yet is going to have a solid 10-15 years of longevity.