April 18, 2017
This just in! Read below for information on the newest limited wines available at Mike’s.
2014 K MOTOR CITY KITTY SYRAH
A screaming deal of 100% Syrah from one of the greatest producers of domestic Syrah!! 2014 has yet to be reviewed, but we expect greatness based upon a great history of press on Motor City Kitty. Check out the 2013 notes so you don’t miss the 2014!
96 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2013)
“Hold onto your hats with this puppy, the 2013 MCK Syrah comes from the highest elevation parcels in Dick Boushey’s Boushey vineyard, from altitude close to 1,300 feet. From three different clones (Phelps, 174 and 383) and aged 23 months in 30% new 400 liter puncheons, it comes screaming out of the glass with notes of gamey meats, black currants, lavender, flowers and black raspberries. Reminiscent of ripe Cote Rotie, it has full bodied richness, fine tannin, solid concentration and a great finish. Count me a fan and this fabulous Syrah will drink well for another decade or more.”
Just one case available! Mike’s Price $29.99
2015 K MILBRANDT SYRAH
Shimmering, this wine is alive with energy. Vibrant aromatics, red and black fruits and heaps of minerality on a long focused finish. Great today, great in ten years, the Great Milbrandt!
94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (v2014)
“Probably the greatest vintage of this cuvee to date, the 2014 Syrah Milbrandt Vineyard is 100% Syrah, fermented with 100% whole clusters, that spent
15 months in 20% new French oak barrels and puncheons. This beauty is overflowing with notes of cassis, caramelized meats, licorice and spice, which gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated, superbly textured Syrah that can be enjoyed today, or cellared for a decade.”
Just 4 bottles available! Mike’s Price $29.99
2014 K EL JEFE TEMPRANILLO
A note from Charles Smith, the winemaker: “I love Spain. I love Tempranillo! Leather, suede, salted meat, savory roasted tomatoes, sweat and bull’s blood. It picks up with blueberries, marinated fruit and slate rich soil. As Hemingway wrote, “the sun also rises”, so I wait patiently for one more taste.”
This vintage is not yet rated, but past vintages, like 2013, have been adorned with 93 points from the Wine Advocate….”lots of spicy oak, toasted spice and licorice to go with a full bodied, elegant, sexy profile on the palate. It continues to open up with time in the glass, and the tannin, while present, are incredibly polished and perfectly ripe. Feel free to drink bottles anytime over the coming decade.”
Just 6 bottles available! Mike’s Price $55.99
2014 K THE CREATOR
92-94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“. . . the 2014 The Creator, offers lots of dark fruits (currants, cassis), wood smoke, graphite and chocolate to go with a full-bodied, ripe, downright sexy profile on the palate. Harvested at the same time, with minuscule yields, this rich, uber-concentrated wine shows its Cabernet profile in its tannin and structure, with the Syrah giving it plenty of flesh and texture, as well as a certain meatiness. It will have two decades of overall longevity.”
Just 8 bottles available! Mike’s Price $55.99