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