Charles Smith King Coal 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Charles Smith King Coal 2018 750ml
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Charles Smith King Coal 2018

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750ml
$129.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietals
Origin United States, Washington
Brand Charles Smith
Alcohol/vol 14%
Earthy with a capital E. Dark and brooding. Delivering red and black fruit in a mélange of sarsaparilla stick, black licorice, and crushed velvet. Mightily-structured with a commanding presence that is justified by the majesty of this wine.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon / Syrah King Coal Stoneridge Vineyard is another beautifully layered, complex wine from the team at K Vintners, based on 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah. It offers lots of classic Cabernet tobacco, cedary herbs, and graphite notes, with the Syrah offering a more plush, sexy, seamless style to the wine. Loaded with red and black fruits, toasted spice, and chocolate, full-bodied, concentrated, yet seamless and incredibly pure, this gorgeously layered blend has enough tannins to warrant short-term cellaring yet is going to evolve gracefully for 15-20 years in cold cellars. It's a gorgeous wine.

May 6, 2021
Vinous
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The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah King Coal is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder Syrah from the Stoneridge vineyard. The wine opens with scents of thyme-crusted roast lamb, black tea and blackberry cordial and suggestions of freshly tilled soil. The palate is very elegant and well-balanced, with a seamless texture and glorious length. Medium-bodied, dark fruit flavors collide with suggestions of bull's blood, sagebrush and hints of kumquat. Wait for the exceedingly long finish.

October 2021
Wine Spectator
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Structured and muscular, with deep blackberry and currant flavors laced with black olive and savory spice notes, building toward firm tannins. Needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Best from 2023 through 2032. 832 cases made.

May 31, 2022

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