K Vintners Ovide Jack's Vineyard 2015 750ml - Yankee Spirits
K Vintners Ovide Jack's Vineyard 2015 750ml
SKU: 104347

K Vintners Ovide Jack's Vineyard 2015

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand K Vintners
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Pencil lead, forest floor and cooked meat begin this journey. It takes an important place in the history of Walla Walla's "The Rocks." Structured, noble and complex. Another one of a kind.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2015 Cabernet / Syrah Ovide Jack's Vineyard is named after Charles' father and comes from a site next to River Rock, both in the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley. A blend of 70/30 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, its deep ruby color is followed by a terrific bouquet of blackcurrants, tapenade, dried earth and dried herbs. It's rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, with beautiful depth.

April 5, 2018
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(from a vineyard next to River Rock, separated only by an access road): Good medium ruby. Tangy aromas and flavors of dark berries, damson plum, Bing cherry, citrus zest, brown spices, black pepper, pipe tobacco, graphite and fresh oregano--yes, it's complex! At once silky and juicy, this rather laid-back, feminine Syrah shows a tight weave in the early going. Finishes vibrant and long. This wine, which is actually a field blend, should open beautifully with two or three years of additional cellaring. Incidentally, this vineyard was originally planted to Barbera and Sangiovese in 1994, which Charles Smith still uses for his Casa Smith Barbera and K Vintners Guido bottlings. (13.5% alcohol)

Stephen Tanzer, July 2018
Wine Advocate
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A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah, the 2015 Ovide Jack's Vineyard is wild and characterful, bursting with aromas of grilled meats, licorice, ripe blackberries, espresso roast and black olives. Rich and supple, it's full-bodied, velvety and layered, concluding with a savory finish. It doesn't boast quite the length or intensity of the portfolio's true high points, but it's nicely balanced and undeniably flavorful.

William Kelley, June 29, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
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Smelling this wine, there is no question it comes from the Rocks District. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah, aromas of green and black olive, moist earth, ash and mineral are followed by soft, velvety, elegantly styled fruit flavors. It's a very pretty wine, with peat and smoke notes on the finish.

Sean Sullivan, March 1, 2019

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