K Vintners Motor City Kitty Syrah 2020
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98 points James Suckling: "This is a serious and intense Syrah. Complex notes of chocolate, blackberries, black cherries, cedar and nutmeg here, with cracked pepper, rosemary and dried lavender. Evolving. Firm, tight and compact, with a full body. Beautiful freshness, too. More structure here. Try from 2025."
96+ points Vinous: "Dark and viral in the glass with savory exotic spices, crushed ashen stones, grilled sage and smoked meats, the 2020 Syrah Motor City Kitty (MCK) makes a big first impression. This is texturally deep with a wave of mineral-tinged black fruits accelerated by sour citrus, as sweet herbal tones form toward the close. The 2020 tapers off with a potent concentration of wild berries and smoky earth, as gently grippy tannins tug at the palate. There's simply so much going on here, and so much more to come through cellaring."
Dollar for dollar the best Washington Syrah? We think so. And the scores over multiple vintages back up the claim. Another 98 (same as last year), plus a 96+ from a more conservative scorer puts K Vintners Motor City Kitty (MCK) in a league of its own.
No, it's not Penfolds Grange or Chave Hermitage. But let's talk about what MCK is, not what it's not: incredible Syrah that you can actually buy a case of and actually enjoy drinking without the pressure of a burdensome price tag. We put MCK 2020 to our own test—it's a total stunner. Such pure Syrah character, such intensity and complexity—we can have it all for under $40. Get this cat today!