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2009 K Vintners Syrah Pheasant Vineyard Wahluke Slope
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

(a flat vineyard on sand and gravel, where the vines run north/south; aged in 30% new oak):  Good deep, bright ruby-red.  High-pitched, highly perfumed aromas of lavender and rose petal.  The element of floral oils gives terrific aromatic lift to the silky, concentrated mid-palate, which features subtle notes of dark berries and spices.  Finishes with a suave dusting of tannins and very good length.  I like this wine's light touch and inner-mouth lift.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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