CHARLES SMITH Syrah 'Royal City' 2013

The 2013 'Royal City' Syrah by Charles Smith is one of the most riveting wines I have tasted from this estate. This absolutely compelling Syrah opens with hedonistic aromas of ripe cherries, bacon fat, forest floor, Umami and thyme with sagebrush accents. There are bold and intense flavors of black cherries and black olives along with smoked meat and Marcona almond. The range of flavors and aromatics in this wine is completely irresistible. On the palate the texture and silky mouthfeel of this wine is absolutely outstanding, as this glides seamlessly through the multidimensional finish. While this wine is not from The Rocks District, it showcases a distinct wet stone minerality presence that adds another layer of complexity to this majestic wine from Charles Smith. (Best 2016-2030) - September, 2016 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: September, 2016
  • Producer: Charles Smith
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2030
  • Estimated Value: $100
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Importer: N/A

Charles Smith Royal City

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