A K Vintners double-feature today, opening with The Beautiful Syrah 2018, which just grabbed 95 points from Wine Spectator Insider this morning plus the special designation as a "Hot Wine." The stars may be aligning for a high placement in Spectator's Top 100 later this year...we'll bet on it.
While you're thinking K Syrah (Syrah), we present the new 2019 Motor City Kitty (MCK) Syrah. It's not rated yet but our unofficial, non-numerical take: the top MCK we've tasted, destined for big scores.
$49.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)
95 points Wine Spectator, Hot Wine: "A potent red, deeply structured yet dynamic, with blackberry, crushed stone, cured meat and black olive accents that gather richness and polish toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2032."
For several vintages, The Beautiful has demonstrated that it's more than just the name. It's a total beauty, beginning in the aromatics and carrying through the rich and supple finish.
$37.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($41.95 regular)
A brand new release and thus not yet rated, we'll give our version of a rating based on all the MCKs we've tasted over the years: the 2019 is the tops. How that equates to points from any one publication is beyond us but we know what's in the bottle. Intensity, character, purity, and balance—they're all here and we love it.