2016 K Old Bones Syrah

2016 K Old Bones Syrah

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Part of the Limited-Release Heart, Skull, and Old Bones Family of Washington Wines from K Vintners & Winemaker Charles Smith

Scores and Tasting Notes

“Of the earth, deeply rooted in the only place in the world for this amazing wine. Powerfully layered and dense. Cold fireplace, forest floor, winter sun, firm, serious and to be continually rediscovered as it rests and waits. My old bones.” –Winemaker Charles Smith

95 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2016 Old Bones Syrah is a blend of 50% Heart and 50% Skull to create a wine with more complexity. The wine is made with 100% whole cluster and is dependent on what the vineyard is doing. The nose is laced with dark cherry, black raspberry and spiced plum sauce, with a spicy mineral tone. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and remains spicy and tannic, with soft tones of bitter black tea, finishing with hints of oak and vanilla.”

Vineyard – Stoneridge

100% Syrah, Washington State AVA, 14.5% Alcohol
Alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12’’ deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.


The 2016 vintage started early and warm in Washington State. When summer arrived, the season saw cooler evenings that helped retain acidity, extended the growing and ripening period into September and October. This allowed the fruit to gain more complexity and deeper charm without sacrificing the acid or producing higher alcohol content. The vintage has created deeply rich and focused wines that we will be able to enjoy for a long time to come.

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