2015 K Vintners Syrah Motor City Kitty Old Field Boushey Vineyard

Year: 2015
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Country: USA-Washington
Wine Advocate: 91
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"The 2015 MCK Syrah is rich and complex, wafting from the glass with notes of grilled meat, creosote, licorice and roasted black fruits. On the palate, it's full-bodied, juicy and youthfully chewy, with some firm structuring tannins that will require some bottle age to melt and a dry, savory and somewhat wild finish." (WA)

"The 2015 Syrah Motor City Kitty Old Field Boushey Vineyard comes all from this site (planted by Brennon and Dick Boushey in 2007) in 2015 and will come from this site going forward. The site is 8 acres consisting of Phelps, 383, 174 clones that are all co-fermented in concrete uprights. It offers crazy notes of smoke tobacco, charcoal, ripe black cherries, currants, and pepper. With medium to full-bodied richness, a lively, pure, pretty style on the palate, and fine tannin, it should put on weight with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for a decade." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices. Boushey Oldfield Block (100%): Owned by Dick Boushy, one of the premier vineyard owners in Washington State. This vineyard was planted by Dick with the help of Brennon Leighton. This is the highest elevation plot and has a southwestern slope and sandy volcanic soils. Three clones of Syrah are planted on this site: 383, 174 and Joseph Phelps.

The 2015 harvest was the warmest vintage in recorded history, with fantastic viticulture and a great extended harvest. Because of this, we were able to make some of the most incredible wines to date. The vintage was dry and long with an early bud break and late harvest that had cool evenings to guarantee incredible quality. The 2015 wines have big complex flavors, good acidity and great balance.