Full Pull The Motor City Kitty Creator

Hello friends. We have a pair of rarities from the K Vintners lineup today: one new Syrah (new to Full Pull, anyway) long coveted by our list members, and a new vintage of a popular wine we’ve offered four times previously. Our K offers are always feeding frenzies, so let me offer a few quick notes:

1. To the best of my knowledge, we have retail exclusives on both of these wines west of the mountains. Our (tiny) parcels are already in the warehouse (I wanted to make sure we had laid eyes on them before actually hitting send on this offer).

2. As usual with the K lineup, these wines have not yet been professionally reviewed out of bottle. Unfortunately, the turnaround time for most publications just does not mesh with the speed of sales for K. The good news, though: Jeb Dunnuck has barrel-sample reviews of both wines, and they’re, um, pretty positive, to say the least.

3. I suspect we’ll have to under-allocate here, given the parcel size, so a quick reminder of our allocation technique: Our allocations favor breadth over depth, so that everyone gets one bottle before anyone gets two. And our formula for prioritizing allocations includes overall orders, frequency of orders, recency of orders, and list tenure, among other factors.

Now, onto the wines:

2013 K Vintners Syrah Motor City Kitty
I’ve asked for a parcel of MCK many times over the years, and the answer was always no. And then this year it was yes. Are you wondering why? Well, you’ll have to wonder along with me, because I didn’t ask why; I just said thank you and moved along quickly before someone changed their mind. It’s sold out at the winery, and as far as I know, it’s now sold out in the greater Seattle market.

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD] 95-97pts.”

This was done entirely whole-cluster and entirely with native yeasts. It spent 46 days on skins, and then 22 months in 40% new French oak. Listed alc is 14.5%. Here are the winery notes: Owned by Dick Boushey, one of the premier vineyard owners in Washington State, this vineyard was planted by Dick with the help of Brennon Leighton. This is the highest elevation plot and has a southwestern slope and sandy volcanic soils. Three clones of Syrah are planted on this site: 383, 174 and Joseph Phelps. The definitive MCK! A totally rockin’ wine just like 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!

2013 K Vintners The Creator
We first offered a Creator way back in 2010. That was the 2008 vintage. So our list members have some history with this wine. Unfortunately our parcel size here is considerably smaller than the MCK, so allocations could be a little painful. It’s a single-vineyard wine this year, from Jack’s Vineyard in the Rocks District. The site was planted in 1999, and I believe it is majority Sangiovese of all things. I knew there was some Syrah down there, but I didn’t know any Cabernet was planted at Jack’s. Regardless, this year’s Creator is a Cab-Syrah blend from one of the oldest sites in the Rocks.

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEST WITHHELD]. 94-96pts.”

Please limit order requests to 2 bottles of MCK and 4 bottles of Creator, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wines are in the warehouse and ready for immediate pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.

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