K Vintners Motor City Kitty Syrah 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Washington

Item No. 123942
  • red wine
  • RP93
  • WS91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Tar, black cherry and tobacco with a distinct toasted fennel seed notes. Motor City lives on and on.

Critical Acclaim

"Starting off the 2010s, which were all tasted out of bottle, the 2010 Syrah Motor City Kitty is 100% Syrah that’s from the Northridge and Stoneridge Vineyards. Up-front, loaded with fruit and downright sexy in its texture and suppleness, it delivers ripe aromas and flavors of mulled black fruits, Asian spices, licorice, asphalt and hints of game along with a full-bodied, open-knit palate that has no hard edges and a drink me now feel. Hedonistic, yet beautifully balanced and pure, it will deliver the goods over the coming 5-6 years."
93 Points

"Vital and refreshing, with a good lift of acidity to the juicy plum and blackberry flavors, hinting at tar as the softly spicy finish lingers. Drink now through 2016."
91 Points

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Learn About K Vintners

Located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla Washington, K Vintners opened its doors to the public on December 3rd, 2001. The property at 820 Mill Creek Road where the winery sits was homesteaded in 1853 with the adjacent farmhouse built in 1872. The winery grounds with Titus Creek flowing through the lawn and the old pioneer planted trees, is a little slice of...

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Learn About Other Washington

A few other appellations in Washington include:

Puget Sound

, which grows some lesser-known grapes like Muller-Thurgau and Madeleine Angevine, is less known for quality wines and better liked for being a tourist attraction.

Red Mountain

sub-appellation runs along the eastern part of Yakima Valley. It's best for red varietals and is constantly growing in quality and popularity.

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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