Charles Smith of K Vintners
"These latest releases from Charles Smith check in at the top of the pyramid and are flat out incredible wines that I wish every reader could taste." Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate
Charles Smith developed his taste for wine while he was touring Europe as a manager of a rock band. When he is back to US, on a pleasure trip visiting some of the state's top wineries, by chance, sits next to Frenchman Christophe Baron who makes Washington's outstanding Cayuse Syrahs, at a wine dinner. There was a click between them, Baron offers to give Smith grapes to get started making wine. After only a couple of vintages, his Syrahs were being recognised and finally his 2002 vintage was exceptional!
His wines are not only recognised by their eccentric labels, but also by highly praised reviews by prominent wine critics. Smith was awarded the "Winemaker of the year 2009" and was the first receiving 100 points rating in Washington.
He has a passion especially for Syrah and makes great wines for every occasion, every day and every moment.