Charles Smith K Vintners Powerline Estate Syrah 2016Washington /Walla Walla Valley /Syrah
“This is a unique red with grilled meat and red beans. Veggie and tobacco notes, too. Full-bodied, yet agile and vivid. Love it. Drink or hold.”
- 96 Points, James Suckling
"All Phelps clone and not destemmed, the 2016 Syrah Powerline was fermented in small, stainless steel bins and aged in mostly neutral puncheons. It has a big, spicy bouquet of white pepper, blackcurrants, sappy green herbs, and hints of game. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, elegant wine that has good acidity, fine tannins, and a great finish. It's another Northern Rhone look-alike."
- 95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2016 Syrah Powerline has a more robust nose than many of the other Syrahs in the range, with an open-knit expression of blackberry jus, dark cherry compote and soft, savory aromas over a core of dusty river rock. The medium to full-bodied palate shows an approachable wine that may not last as long as the other Syrahs in the range but is ready now. The wine has a tension that delivers pleasure with depth on the long finish that ends slightly hot."
- 93+ Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate