98 Point, Sub-$40 Syrah

Of all the K Vintners Syrahs, Motor City Kitty (MCK for short) regularly delivers the best bang for the buck and is always the quickest to sell out. So when a massive score is dropped on it98 points from James Sucklingwe can check the boxes next to bang for the buck and yikes, this is going to fly! After a review like that we had to taste it for ourselves, with an extra-critical perspective. No fooling, 2018 MCK is a sensational Syrah. Load up while you can!

$35.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($39.95 regular)

98 points James Suckling: There's real purity of fruit to this with blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate, as as crushed-stone undertones. It's full and focused with structure and purity. Transparent energy to this. Better in 2023 onwards. 

Us: This might seem like a "duh" statement but this is really good. Really. I saw the eye-popping score and went into full skeptic mode. Opened it over the weekend, enjoyed over two days, it's a gorgeous Syrah. My only beef with the review is that the bottle I had was smoking good from the get-go; I encourage you to dive in.

And LAST CALL for Wine Spectator's highest rated Washington red wine of the entire 2017 vintage! The winery is a household name: K Vintners. The wine is one of their less known Cab/Syrah blends, Roma, at 95 points and the coveted "Hot Wine" designation, which we'll bet sets Roma up for a high placement in this year's Top 100.

$53.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($59.95 regular)

95 points Wine Spectator, "Hot Wine" 5.12.21: Impressive for its structure and polish, a wine that seamlessly marries Cabernet and Syrah while retaining the best of both, with blackberry, black olive, smoky cured meat and lots of cracked pepper flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2030.

Us: Roma 2017 embodies what has made K's recent vintages so appealing: part muscle car, part Lexus, the best qualities of each. At 80%, Cabernet drives this jet-black beauty with Syrah adding flourishes. Supple and velvety, this smooth operator knows how to accelerate.