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Horsepower 'Sur Echalas' Syrah 2017
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This is a red wine imageHorsepower 'Sur Echalas' Syrah 2017

$192$145.95
 
Wine Advocate 96
"Intensely dark in color with a purple edge, the 2017 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard wafts from the glass with aromas of ripe blackberries and plums compounded by elegant tones of smoked strawberry and black cherry, followed by a spicy and mineral edge. Elements of hung meat and black pepper flutter effortlessly with perfumed resinous purple flowers. Like a welterweight champ, the wine is medium-bodied and chock-full of dark berry tones, with a velvety ... read more
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Item ID: #40157
Shelf at store:48a
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 96
"Intensely dark in color with a purple edge, the 2017 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard wafts from the glass with aromas of ripe blackberries and plums compounded by elegant tones of smoked strawberry and black cherry, followed by a spicy and mineral edge. Elements of hung meat and black pepper flutter effortlessly with perfumed resinous purple flowers. Like a welterweight champ, the wine is medium-bodied and chock-full of dark berry tones, with a velvety texture and harmoniously generous expression that packs a serious punch with a smaller frame. The mid-palate explodes with power and finesse, revealing layers of complexity, a rich mouthfeel and energetic acidity that frames the supporting tannins. The wine slides into a long-winding finish that continues to evolve for more than a minute after the wine has left the palate. Currently, production stands at 300 cases and is nothing short of impressive. If you can find it, buy it!"

Jeb Dunnuck 96
"There’s no mistaking the Rocks origin of the 2017 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard. This beauty is just about overflowing with dark, meaty plum and blackberry fruits intermixed with lots of mulch, bacon fat, violets, and leafy herbs aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied and textured, its core of sweet fruit emerges with time in the glass, and it has ripe, polished tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It’s one of the more approachable vintages from this label, yet 2-3 years of bottle age are still advised."

Wine Enthusiast 95
"This wine brings the good old fashioned funk that made this estate and region famous. The aromas of crushed rock, fire pit, earth, whole black olive and potpourri show subtlety and complexity. The palate offers richness, layering, Rocks District texture and depth, all undulating across the palate. It's intense. A hyperextended rich black-olive and savory-filled finish caps it off. A long list of superlatives describe this wine. Best after 2025"

Wine Spectator 94
"Polished and vibrant, with bold huckleberry, fresh violet, bacon and crushed stone notes that take on richness and structure on a plush finish. Drink now through 2028. 300 cases made. — TF"

James Suckling 94
" Decadent aromas of berries and spices with notes of smoked and grilled meat. Full body. Round, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows plenty of richness and balance at the same time. Drink or hold"

Vinous Media 93
"Bright dark red. Very pure, varietally accurate aromas of raspberry, smoked meat, black olive tapenade, herbs and minerals. Enters the mouth saline and intense, then strong soil-driven olive tapenade, dark raspberry and smoked meat take over the palate. This concentrated, salty wine boasts impressive thickness but also just enough fresh balancing fruit to leaven its high-pH feel. No shortage of sweetness here. Finishes with a firm dusting of tannins, lingering pepper, meat and smoke notes and no rough edges. (13.6% alcohol) -- Stephen Tanzer"

The Vineyard
Sur Echalas VineyardWith 3-foot by 3-foot spacing and 4,840 vines per acre, this 2 acre vineyard of Syrah and Grenache is the highest density planting in the Walla Walla Valley, and one of the highest in North America.

The Estate
Horsepower Vineyards is about tradition and historyand making history. Its a connection between a vigneron and his roots. An homage to craft and family. An embrace of the earth that seems at once old-fashioned and new.
And at its simplest, its a man slowly working the vineyard with his horse, just like generations before him.

Tradition isnt an abstract concept to Christophe Baron, founder of both Cayuse Vineyards and Horsepower Vineyardshe was born into it.

The oldest son of the centuries-old Champagne house, Baron Albert, his family has worked their land in the Marne Valley of France since 1677. As recently as 1957 horses still did all of the vineyard cultivation.

Horsepower represents a return to that time, to a simplicity of craftsmanship and purpose that has been largely lost in the modern translation. Its a window to the Old Worldright here in the new.

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Horsepower VineyardHorsepower Vineyards is about tradition and history--and making history. It's a connection between a vigneron and his roots. An homage to craft and family. An embrace of the earth that seems at once old-fashioned and new.
And at its simplest, it's a man slowly working the vineyard with his horse, just like generations before him.

Tradition isn't an abstract concept to Christophe Baron, founder of both Cayuse Vineyards and Horsepower Vineyards--he was born into it.

The oldest son of the centuries-old Champagne house, Baron Albert, his family has worked their land in the Marne Valley of France since 1677. As recently as 1957 horses still did all of the vineyard cultivation.

Horsepower represents a return to that time, to a simplicity of craftsmanship and purpose that has been largely lost in the modern translation. It's a window to the Old World--right here in the new.

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