K Vintners Roma 2014
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Deftly combines refinement with muscle, offering expressive black cherry and crushed stone aromas and deeply structured plum, roasted herb and spice flavors that finish with big, polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Best from 2019 through 2025. 614 cases made.
Coming from the Rocks District, this wine is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. The aromas are brooding on first pour, opening up over time, with notes of blackberry, kirsch, high-toned barrel spice, herb and scorched earth. The flavors are concentrated and rich but still bring a sense of deftness, lingering on the finish. It has a long life in front of it.
Coming from a terrific site in the Rocks region of Walla Walla, the 2014 Roma River Rock Vineyard has a sweet, perfumed, yet savory character in its black cherry, olive, tobacco, lavender and spice. Supple and polished, drink this sexy blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah anytime over the coming decade.
(the Syrah is fermented with whole clusters, the Cabernet Sauvignon with whole berries, both in upright foudres; bottled in August of 2016): Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully polished nose offers sexy oak-spicy lift to the aromas of redcurrant, sweet cream and dried rose. Then quite tight and imploded in the mouth, showing less fat and more minerality than the nose would suggest. The Cabernet is really dominating today. Firm tannins and harmonious ripe acidity are accentuated by an almost citrussy verve on the long back end. In a rather feminine style but in need of a couple years of cellaring.