97pointsHorsepower 2016 High Contrast Vineyard Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (OR))

Cellar Selection

This is a new addition to the lineup, with the vineyard located at the edge of this area's cobblestone soils. The aromas are locked up out of the gate, with notes of soot, potpourri, smoked meat, black pepper, green olive and funk. The palate is intense and layered, while retaining an ethereal sense of lightness and balance, with a texture that sets it apart from its littermates from this vintage. A rich savory and flower-filled finish that you can taste literally minutes later is the capstone. It's a knockout, and not a TKO. Not bad for fourth leaf fruit. Best after 2025, with a good life beyond that. Sean P. Sullivan

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  • Alcohol
    13.5%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    10/1/2019
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