Winery: Renowned, self-taught pioneer winemaker Charles Smith is the founder and winemaker behind Charles Smith Family wines. His “kick ass attitude and bold packaging has earned the moniker ‘rock star’ of Washington State Syrah”. With his multitude of labels [K Vintners, Wines of Substance, Sixto, Charles & Charles, Secco and Vino] he is able to offer a wide variety of wines varying in cost from budget friendly boxed wine to highly rated, single vineyard Syrahs in the $100 range. Within all of his labels, Smith strives to craft wines that “are full of flavor, balanced, and true to place of origin”.
Philosophy: “It’s just wine, drink it.”
Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from two sustainably farmed vineyards in the Wahluke Slope region of Washington State. The Don Talcott vineyard, which was planted in 1998 and is known for producing grapes with “sublime mineral character and great acidity”, and Pheasant vineyard, planted in 2000 with “sandy gravelly soils deposited by ancient glacial floods”. Fermented with ambient [naturally present] yeast and aged sur lie for 2 months.
Tasting Notes: Pale coral in colour with aromas of strawberry, grapefruit and hints of orange blossom. Strawberry and tart rosehips flavours ran atop a somewhat unexpected sweet honey undercurrent. Clean minerals and floral hints comprised the refreshing, dry finish.
Produced & Bottled by the Charles Smith Family
Enjoy now thru 2016