A white wine label with black text showing a large "K. Rockgarden Vineyard. Walla Walla Valley. 2018. Produced and Bottled by K Vintners. Seattle, Washington, USA."

2018 K Rockgarden Syrah – 1.5L

In stock
$130.00
Also Available in 750mL Bottles

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“Black plum, Asian five spice, warm turned river stone and taut with tension. Seamless Syrah that persists with black olive, high-polished black shoe leather and beef jerky that keeps going and never gives in.”

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): Rockgarden (100%)
Production: 2.8 tons per acre | Native yeast | 45 days on skins | 100% whole cluster pressed | 38% new French oak puncheons | 20 months barrel-aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 5.7g/L titratable acidity | 3.90 pH | 14% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

96 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (v2017)

“This great site in the Rocks region of Walla Walla has produced a gamey, meaty 2017 Syrah Rockgarden that sports a medium ruby/plum color, Hermitage-like notes of blackcurrants, graphite, smoked game, pepper, and leafy herb, medium to full body, ripe, powerful tannins, and a great finish. There are just 361 cases made, but it’s a brilliant wine.”

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

“This shows lots of floral character with green tobacco and meat on the nose and palate. It’s full and decadent with lots of rich fruit. Juicy finish. Drink now.”

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