Friday, November 9, 2012
2010 K Vinters "The Deal" Syrah Sundance Vineyard Wahluke Slope
In your glass, the wine is deep purple in color. The bouquet is bright and complex with aromas of blueberry pie, violets, fresh earth, and just the right amount of funk. If I were tasting this blind I would absolutely guess Northern Rhone as opposed to Northwest US based on the bouquet alone. On the palate, the fruit leans more towards blackberry and black raspberry, and it is balanced out by nice acidity and fine tannins. The finish is not overwhelming, but it has quite a bit of length to it. Overall, this is a really nice Syrah that has a lot of really good fruit, but also a much lighter mouthfeel than you'd expect from a Washington Syrah. For a price in the low $20's, its a very good wine. I might even have to go try the "Boom Boom" after how good this was.
Pair this with just about any grilled red meat or a nice stew. Lamb shanks braised in red wine might just be perfect with it.