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Charles Smith K Vintners 'Old Bones' Syrah, Washington, USA

Wine Notes
Score: 99   When to drink: 2017 to 2035
The Wine-Searcher score of 99/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score When to drink
99/100   2017 to 2035
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Price History for 2005 Charles Smith K Vintners 'Old Bones' Syrah, Washington, USA
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Grape Variety

Syrah is a dark-skinned red wine grape. Its origins have been popularly debated, but its modern viticultural home is unquestionably the northern Rhone Valley of eastern France. In Australia, Syrah is overwhelmingly (but not exclusively) known as Shiraz, and is regarded as the country’s national grape.

One of the world's most diverse and successful grape varieties, Syrah wines can display myriad dark-fruit flavors. Varietal Syrah can be quite floral in its youth, developing more peppery and herbaceous notes as it ages. Some examples show tanned leather and smoky scents, while the fruit in these wines tends towards the very dark flavors of blackcurrant and licorice.


  • Columbia Valley, in the south-western corner of Washington State, is one of the United States' very largest official wine regions (see AVA). The area covers just over 11 million acres (4.5 million hectares), of which 40,000 acres (16,000ha) are under vine. The Columbia Valley is centered around the Columbia River and its tributaries, the Walla Walla and Yakima Rivers, and contains most of Washington's smaller AVAs, including Red Mountain, the Walla Walla Valley and Horse Heaven Hills.

    The Columbia Valley runs for 140 miles (220km) from the Canadian border southwards into northern Oregon. The Cascade Mounta ...more

  • Washington state is located in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, immediately north of Oregon. Although its wine history is relatively short, it now produces more wine than any other US state, other than California. Almost all wine production occurs in Washington's hot, desert-like eastern part, although there is some grape growing and one ...more

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