Wine label: "K Syrah. Phil Lane Vineyard. Walla Walla Valley. 2018. Grown, produced and bottled by K Vintners. Seattle, Washington, USA."

2018 K Phil Lane Syrah

In stock
$70.00
Also Available in 1.5L Magnum Bottles or the coveted 2008 Phil Lane Syrah from Charles' Personal Library
A classy dark bottle of wine with a white capsule and white label with black text.

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“A masterpiece waiting to arrive from some years in a patient cellar. Blackberry, forest floor, cold stone, white pepper, black olive, brine, cured meat and violets. Seamless entry to a long and insistent conclusion. Medium body, all enveloping flavor. A release not to be missed. The Home Estate Classic.”

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

Varietal Breakdown: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard(s): Phil Lane Vineyard (100%)
Production: 2.2 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole cluster fermentation | 51 days on skins | 40% new French oak puncheons | 22 months barrel-aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 5.5 g/L titratable acidity | 3.94 pH | 14.0% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

98 Points, #11 Top 100 US Wines – James Suckling (v2017)

“This is deep and flavorful with spice, meat, wet earth and a light, greenish note. It’s medium-to full-bodied, lively and flavor-focused. Drink now.”

94 Points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (v2017)

“The 2017 Syrah Phil Lane Vineyard opens to a nose of black pepper, roasted coffee beans, smoked blackberry and grilled plums, with a rocky minerality reminiscent of baked clay. Full-bodied, the wine is generous and tight on the palate, with firm tannins that grip the gumline and offering smoky sensations through to the finish. Give this a couple more years in bottle before opening and drink over the next 10-15 years.”

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