Last year I was lucky enough to be invited last minute out to Blackberry Farm for one of their amazing food and wine events. The vintner was Charles Smith of K Vintners. We are able to purchase quite a few of his wines here in Knoxville both at Downtown Wine and Spirits and Harvest Towne Wine and Spirits. However I was at a wine store in northern California last September and found a bottle of K’s 2006 Royal Bones Syrah. It’s the fanciest bottle of wine I ever purchased and agreed early one to drink it with my friend Steve. We never quite got around to it but then were headed to some meetings in middle Tennessee. There is nothing wrong with these meetings but they are a bit long and can be tiring. It seemed like the perfect time to drink this. In true fashion, we ended up drinking what I dare say was the best wine I’ve ever had, in the parking lot of the Ambassador Motel out of plastic cups. It was a lovely moment. One I’m pretty sure K Vintners would much appreciate.