2012 K Vintners, Milbrandt Syrah, Columbia Valley

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Press and Tasting Notes

Charles Smith has been anointed "Winemaker of The Year" for several years and been featured in Wine Spectator, not once, but four times with the most recent feature on the cover. His Milbrant Syrah shows a complexity that is rare outside of France. The flavors run through the entire length of the palate, a fascinating mix of herb, leaf, earth, and ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured January 12, 2015

THE REVIEW

What do you get when you combine "Winemaker of The Year" expertise with the vintage of the decade? You get a surreal Syrah experience like no other.
    Anointed "Winemaker of The Year" on several occasions, his most recent was this year by Wine Enthusiast. His wines grace everyone's Top 100 List year-in and year-out. Prominently featured last October in Wine Spectator, Smith has now been featured not once, but four times as a standout. There is no hotter domestic winemaker today; his wines are some of the most highly sought after from Washington State.
    His high-flying Syrahs are members of the 90 - 99 point club for nearly every wine critic. All accurately boast about his big flavors and ability to capture the essence of Syrah.
    Smith's 2012 K Vintners Milbrant Syrah hails from the Colombia Valley.
     Rich ripe fruit notes with a phenomenal spice component lend itself to a wide array of food pairings that are the signature of this Rhone style red.
    Only 640 cases were produced. With production that low, it won't be long until our allocation is gone.
    Enjoy now and over the next 10 years.Read More »