The impressive Royal City Syrah label. A white background with bold black text reading Royal City, above a crown with a skull and adorned with gems. "Syrah, Washington State", beneath that.

2018 K Royal City Syrah (FUTURES)

In stock
$100.00

Minimum Quantity: 2 bottles; Maximum: Unlimited (while supplies last).
Post-Release Price: $140 per bottle.
Wine will be available after release in Fall 2021.

Consider The Rolls Membership Add-On, to guarantee your allocation of 6 bottles of each new vintage of Royal City, upon release. Also consider a bottle of 2010 Royal City Syrah, from Charles Smith's Personal Library.


Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith (v2017)

“Royal City for REAL. Perfume of great complexity. Camphor, black cherry and forest floor. All spice building on the palate. Suave and full of finesse with cured olive and wet earth. This is where elegance reigns supreme.”

Buy 2017 Royal City Syrah, While Supplies Last

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage was incredible! This outstanding vintage began mild followed by a long and dry ripening season in the fall. This enabled us to hang the fruit to reach optimal ripeness without losing acidity or increasing sugars. The wines from 2018 are exceptional in many ways, from the great expression of the whites to the beautiful refinement and complexity of the reds. Enjoy!

Winemaking

100% Syrah, 15.0% Alcohol
Appellation: Royal Slope
Vineyard(s): Stoneridge Vineyard (100%)
Production: 2.2 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole cluster fermentation | 48 days on skins | 60% new French oak barriques | 28 months barrel-aged on lees

Accolades & Awards

100 Points – Wine Enthusiast (v2006)
Top 100 Wines of the USA, 2019, 97 Points – James Suckling (v2015)
99 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (v2016), Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (v2012, v2010, v2008)
98 Points – Wine Advocate (v2015), Jeb Dunnuck (v2015)
And Many More 90+ Point Scores

Current & Past Scores

99 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)

“The flagship release, the 2016 Syrah Royal City is all from the Stoneridge Vineyard on the Royal Slope (not far from the Frenchman Hills). It was not destemmed and spent 27 months in 60% new French oak. Offering a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, baking chocolate, beef blood, toasted spice, and loamy earth, it builds slowly, with fullbodied richness, silky tannins, beautiful power and elegance, and a great, great finish, it’s another magical wine from this team.”

97 Points – James Suckling (v2016)

“Another mind bender and intense with leafy, red-bean, green coffee-bean and dried-strawberry character. Great palate. Medium to full body. A night-long bottle. Drink now.”

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