2021 K Vintners Motor City Kitty

Syrah - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 99 JD 93 WS 93
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, February 2024

The aromas leap out of the glass. Wet earth, tapenade, green peppercorns, volcanic ash and tea leaves. Hints of orange peel. It’s electric on the palate, so savory, so earthy and so minerally, with stemmy and tea-like...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, July 2024

93+ One of the seemingly cooler climate-inspired Syrahs in the lineup, the 2021 Syrah Motor City Kitty comes from the Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley (vines planted in 2007) and was not destemmed and was brought up...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, May 2024

Potent but structured and polished, offering expressive raspberry and blueberry flavors that take on licorice and black olive accents as this races toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2032. —T.F.

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country USA
Region Washington
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2021 K Vintners Motor City Kitty M.C.K. Syrah is a red wine hailing from Washington, USA. This Syrah is produced by K Vintners and showcases a robust 14.5% alcohol content, sealed with a traditional cork.

James Suckling from jamessuckling.com awarded this wine an impressive score of 99, noting its "electric" palate and captivating aromas. Suckling describes the wine's bouquet as a complex mix of "wet earth, tapenade, green peppercorns, volcanic ash, and tea leaves," with subtle hints of orange peel. He emphasizes the wine's "savory, earthy, and minerally" character, accentuated by "stemmy and tea-like tannins." Suckling is particularly struck by the wine's freshness and energy, remarking that the finish "just keeps going." He concludes with high praise, calling it a "delicious Syrah" and recommends it for immediate enjoyment or further aging.

Wine Spectator's review, penned by T.F., offers a slightly more restrained but still favorable evaluation, giving the wine a score of 93. The reviewer describes the 2021 Motor City Kitty M.C.K. Syrah as "potent but structured and polished," with "expressive raspberry and blueberry flavors." The wine's complexity is further highlighted by "licorice and black olive accents," culminating in "zesty tannins." Wine Spectator suggests that this wine is ready to drink now but can also be enjoyed through 2032.

Overall, the 2021 K Vintners Motor City Kitty M.C.K. Syrah is a highly regarded wine with significant depth and complexity. James Suckling's near-perfect score underscores its outstanding qualities, particularly its aromatic intensity and dynamic palate. Meanwhile, Wine Spectator's review highlights its balance and expressive fruit flavors, making it a versatile choice for immediate consumption or long-term cellaring.