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2014 Next of Kyn No~8 Cumulus Vineyard Next of Kyn, Central Coast, California, USA

In Bond case price:
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Central Coast
Producer Next of Kyn
Vintage 2014
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Syrah
ABV 15.8%
Format 4x93.8cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Notes 3 bottles and 1 magnum
Provenance Acquired from the original owner, a Next of Kyn mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 2 cases (in stock and available immediately)

98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (September 2017)

Composed of 38% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 16% Touriga Nacional, 7% Mourvèdre and 6% Petite Sirah, using 43% whole clusters, the 2014 Cumulus Vineyard #8 has a deep garnet-purple color and slightly reticent nose to begin of black cherries, mulberries and black soil with suggestions of menthol, tobacco, incense, sandalwood and chocolate box, plus a fragrant undercurrent of violets. Firm, grainy tannins frame the full-bodied, muscular palate with stacks of flavor layers, finishing with great delineation and finesse. Forget this beauty for three to four years and enjoy drinking it over the next 20+.

97 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2018)

The 2014 No. 8 Cumulus Vineyard has really blossomed over the last year. Open-knit and quite accessible, the 2014 shows the somewhat linear personality of the vintage off to great effect. A rush of dark red/purplish berry fruit, mocha, new leather, menthol and spice is nicely balanced by the wine's verve and overall sense of vibrancy. This is the best showing of the 2014 yet!