The Creator Cabernet/Syrah, Motor City Kitty Syrah
WASHINGTON STATE 2015
We continue with our pre-release of the 2015 K Vintners wines with two more eye-catching, edgy labels from the iconic and equally edgy Charles Smith – two big and bold expressions that over-deliver in every way, consistently earning 94-96 points year after year. Today it’s the hedonistic, cult-like favorite “The Creator,” a Cabernet/Syrah blend, as well as the lush and opulent “Motor City Kitty” Syrah, and both are perhaps our favorites of his 2015 releases! Like the rest of Smith’s K Vintners lineup, these wines take advantage of the Washington State terroir, both single vineyards that use hand-picked grapes, traditional foot crushing and native yeast fermentation. These are wines you don’t want to miss, with impressive quality that easily competes with bottles twice their price.
The Creator is a concentrated style that packs a punch, comprised of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah from the Powerline Vineyard in Walla Walla Valley. Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains at an elevation of 1200 feet, the soils are well drained with cobblestone river rocks and layers of sand and gravel deposits, producing a balanced wine with rich and layered flavors. Motor City Kitty is considered by Smith as a thank you to his loyal customers - 100% Syrah with a price to quality ratio that is out of this world. From the highest elevation of Boushey Vineyard in Yakima Valley, this wine uses three different clones of Syrah from southern facing slopes of sandy, volcanic soils that give the wine plenty of oomph.
The 2015 K Vintners The Creator is dense and rich, with flavors of dark plum and cassis complemented by hints of black pepper and minerality. Full bodied and not for the faint of heart, this wine is impressively balanced by bright acids and fine, approachable tannins that is spectacular now and could easily see another 15 years in bottle. Not to be outdone, the 2015 K Vintners Motor City Kitty explodes with depth and richness, with flavors of dark cherries, dried herbs and roasted meat. Like its brother, Motor City Kitty is perfectly balanced and will continue to be enjoyed many years down the road. Both wines are profoundly complex, but more importantly, are just down right delicious. With K Vintners and Charles Smith proclaiming that 2015 produced some of the their “most incredible wines to date,” do yourself a favor and stock up with our Mix & Match offer at the best prices prior to release!
*Offer is NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in July/August 2018. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.