Jeb Dunnuck 94+
“I loved the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Powerline Vineyard. It’s a rich, complex, classic Cabernet with lots of varietal notes of dark fruits, tobacco, baking spices, and cedarwood. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully balanced, it has ripe, seamless tannins, a certainly meaty, herbal, and foresty vibe, and a great finish. It’s already drinking nicely yet is going to evolve for 10-15 years.”
James Suckling 92
“A complex red with sweet tobacco and ripe currants. Some walnuts, too. Full-bodied, yet linear and tight on the palate. Lead pencil coming through. Cool red.”
2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for healthy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.
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Located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla (Washington State), Charles Smith opened his first winery, K Vintners, in December of 2001. The first release, 1999 K Syrah from Walla Walla Valley, initiated the style of winemaking that Charles continues today: small lots of single vineyard Syrahs and field blends of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Tempranillo, and Viognier, all of which are hand-picked, fermented with naturally occurring yeasts and basket pressed.