99 points, Attitude Out the Window

The higher a wine's score the more critical we are when we taste it. We could take the easy route and say "sweet, 99 points!" but you count on us to make sure that, hype aside, the wines you buy are worthy.

So 99 and 98 points -- that's a lot of critical! We brought that attitude to our K Vintners tasting Friday and it was promptly thrown out the window. The critics, the contrarians in us drowned in the sea of purely awesome Syrah. Wide-eyed, shaking our heads, saying out loud all sorts of praise that can't be printed. We're complete and total fans of these wines and we know you will be, too.

$71.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($79.95 regular)

99 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Flirting with perfection, The Hidden is a classic example of the old saying “an iron fist in a velvet glove.” Beautiful notes of dark fruits, damp earth, iron, and crushed rocks as well as ground pepper all emerge from this full-bodied effort that has no hard edges, a terrific mid-palate, sweet tannins, and a finish that goes on for over a minute. It’s a brilliant, brilliant Syrah and one of the wines of the vintage."

Us: WOW this is good. Insane intensity meets remarkable purity. - Marcus

$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($49.95 regular)

Us: This is awesome. So are the others, but after tasting and re-tasting the line-up, this emerged as our favorite. It's not yet rated but in our book, it's damn-near perfect. It has a redder, purer personality that beams from the glass. It brings power, it brings elegance, it brings the whole package. A customer joined us for the K tasting (great timing) and after all the showstoppers were poured, bought a case of this (thanks, D!). - Marcus

$71.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($79.95 regular)

97+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "Cattle King has a singular, pretty, fresh style with more obvious acidity as well as tannins, yet it still stays in the plush, sexy style of the estate. Blue and black fruits, blood orange, violets, and exotic spice notes all define the bouquet and it’s full-bodied, incredibly pure and seamless on the palate. It’s a beautiful wine that’s going to come together nicely for 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade."

Us: Its reputation proceeds it. The most limited wine in the offering means, ring the dinner bell on the ranch, and come and get it!

$89.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($99.95 regular)

98 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Cabernet/Syrah King Coal is a ripe, sexy, yet savory effort that has awesome notes of red and black currants, spice box, graphite, and ground herbs. Deep ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, beautifully layered, and with a blockbuster finish, it’s one of those powerful yet still ethereal wines that gives up tons of richness and depth yet has no sense of heaviness or weight."

Us: Our often harsh view of Cab/Syrah blends got chucked right out the window when we tasted it. Cab personality and flavor with Syrah plushness and texture.

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

94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Syrah The Deal has classic earthy notes of spices, forest floor, dried herbs, hot stones, and a crushed rock-like sensation of minerality. Full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate, it has a beautiful balance between richness and elegance, fine tannins, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years."

Us: Considering the price and the super-delicious red fruits, stones, and outstanding purity, this truly is a deal.

We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support! 
Marcus and Andy