2008 K Vintners Syrah Milbrandt Vineyard


  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Wahluke Slope
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • rockguit wrote: (90 points)

    January 8, 2012 - Thought this was quite good for the price--very nice QPR! Got some of that Washington State funk, along with meat, spice and dark fruits. Pretty groovy nose for an entry-level syrah. This one's ready to drink and definitely for the short haul--no tannic structure to speak of--but it's fresh with a nice mouthfeel. I've had worse for twice the price.

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  • cmr Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 1, 2011 - Excellent, well balanced and structured with nicely integrated sweet tannins supporting the black fruits. Had that touch of earthiness I really like in Syrahs.

  • Jake112380 wrote: (87 points)

    September 3, 2011 - Nose of cherry, tobacco, and a hint of dark chocolate. Definitely a lack of tannins and a bit hot on the alcohol, as has been noted in other reviews. Meaty and smoky on the palate, with fruit and alcohol coming through also. Medium to full bodied. Longish finish that is dominated by alcohol.

  • Tarrant wrote: (88 points)

    July 16, 2011 - My impression of this started amazingly well, but the alcohol and the balance did not present itself as well as it could have and it became something less than what it was going to be - Dark, full bodied with a nose of blueberry, plum, smoked ham, pepper, spice and vanilla, good complexity, quite a bit of heat coming through, tasty, sweet, smooth on the palate with good length, nice (88 Points).

  • smphelps wrote: (85 points)

    January 9, 2011 - Dark royal red. The entry version of the Charles Smith Syrah's is an intensly rich perfumed wine of cherry, violet, and tobacco with a noticeable amount of alcohol peeking in. Oddly simple in the mouth with little tannin that would have made it hard to identify, blind, as syrah. A faint bit of mocha, but mostly a juicy round cherry offering with a shortish finish.

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  • By Richard Hemming
    1/20/2011 (link)

    (K Vintners, Milbrandt Syrah Columbia Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link) 91 points

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    7/26/2010 (link) **** 1/2 points

    (K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah Wahluke Slope) Light in color. A very alluring nose with light floral notes, game, barbeque sauce, and red fruit. Crisp and tart on the palate. Among the best Washington Syrah found at this price point. 100% Syrah (90% Sundance, 10% Pheasant vineyards). Aged in French Burgundy barrels. 13.9% alcohol. 800 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer K Vintners
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Milbrandt Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Wahluke Slope

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 74 (53%)
  • Consumed 65 (47%)

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