A white wine label with a drawing in black: Charles Smith sits with a white robe and glass of red wine, halo over head. "THE CREATOR".

2018 K The Creator Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah – 1.5L

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$130.00
Also Available in 750mL Bottles

Tasting Notes by Winemaker Charles Smith

“Cabernet Sauvignon reigns supreme in this dried plum, pencil lead, smoked meat, dark chocolate co-fermented knock out. Integrated multilayered and individual as can be. You almost have to take a step back with a ‘What the ??’ I’ll tell you what it is. It’s the Creator.”

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: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard(s): Powerline Estate Vineyard (100%)
Production: 2.2 tons per acre | Native yeast | 100% whole berry fermentation (Cabernet Sauvignon) | 100% whole cluster fermentation (Syrah) | 43 days on skins | 52% new French oak barriques | 21 months barrel-aged on lees
Wine Analysis: 5.6 g/L titratable acidity | 4.0 pH | 13.5% alcohol | No residual sugar

Current & Past Scores

94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (v2017)

“This is a pretty blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon and 25% syrah with spice, tobacco and currant character. It’s full-bodied with compact, polished tannins. Drink or hold.”

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

“...a brilliant blend (75/25 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) sourced from a site on the southern side of the Walla Walla Valley. Loads of jammy blackberry and black cherry fruits as well as hints of chocolate and peppery herbs emerge from this purple/ plum-hued 2017...”

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