K Vintners The Hidden Syrah 2014
Wine Advocate 99 - "I continue to feel that this is one of the top Syrahs coming out Washington today, and it certainly doesn't get the notoriety it deserves. The 2014 Syrah The Hidden Northridge Vineyard is up there with the best of them and comes from a 93-acre vineyard that lies on a south-facing, gravel slope in the foothills of the Saddle Mountain range. This is one of the warmest and driest regions in the state. This deep ruby/purple tinged effort offers a sensational, deep, rich and concentrated style that closes down quickly in the glass. Black cherries, wet earth, lavender and incense characteristics dominate the bouquet, and it has a core of sweet fruit, ripe tannin and a blockbuster finish. Give bottles 2-4 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following decade or more."
Wine Advocate 97 - “Reminding me of a Northern Rhone Syrah from the Le Meal lieu-dit on Hermitage Hill, the2013 Syrah The Hidden Northridge Vineyard comes entirely from the Northridge Vineyard onthe Wahluke Slope, was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in mostly neutraloak. It offers thrilling notes of black raspberries, toasted bread, caramelized meats andlicorice in a full-bodied, ultra-pure, supple, incredibly sexy style. Possessing building, finetannin, it needs a lengthy decant if drinking anytime soon, but this utterly seamless, perfectlybalanced beauty will offer upward of two decades of overall longevity.”