Charles Smith MCK Motor City Kitty Syrah Washington Red Wine 750 mL



Motor City Kitty Syrah, 100% Syrah, Yakima Valley

FOOD PAIRINGS Braised short-ribs, grilled rack of lamb VINEYARDS Boushey Vineyards

98 rating James Suckling
“Layered aromas of plums, black cherries, leather, bark and iron. Full-bodied with a lot of nuance. Firm, gripping tannins. Dried roses and crushed blackberries mix with dark, mineral complexity, leaving a buzz on the palate. A clear note of cocoa powder comes through. Concentrated and dynamic. Superb. Best after 2024.”

94rating Jeb Dunnuck
“I always seem to love this cuvée and the 2019 Syrah Motor City Kitty is no exception. Coming all from a single block in the Boushey Vineyard, it was not destemmed, spent a full 47 days on skins, and was raised 21 months in 25% new French oak. It has a great nose of darker, gamey black fruits as well as iron, ground pepper, black olives, and violets. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this balanced, rich, gamey, Northern Rhône-like beauty is terrific today and will be terrific in 8-10 years as well.

92rating Vinous
“The 2019 Syrah Motor City Kitty (MCK) is sourced from the Oldfield Block in the Boushey vineyard, set on sandy volcanic soils. On the nose, bright black fruits with citrus ember and sagebrush undertones all meld in the glass. The palate brims with acidity and finesse throughout the drinking experience. Medium-bodied and less fleshy than the 2018 edition but equally good, this excellent Syrah isn’t going anywhere for another eight years.”


Motor City Kitty Syrah 2013, 100% Syrah, Yakima Valley (95-97) Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

TASTING NOTES The definitive MCK! A totally rockin’ wine just likes its namesake: Detroit Rock City. Bold, big complex layers of five spice, cool ash and hung meat. Don’t just take my word for it. Drink this wine!

FOOD PAIRINGS Braised short-ribs, grilled rack of lamb VINEYARDS Boushey Vineyards 

Wine Enthusiast 91 points – Don’t be fooled by the Washington label. This is Yakima Valley fruit coming from a site next to esteemed Boushey Vineyard. Aromas of fresh herbs, brown stems, red fruit, graphite, bacon fat and orange peel lead to a mouthful of generous fruit flavors. The finish persists. .Sean Sullivan, May/2016

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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