Horsepower Vineyards Sur Echalas Vineyard Syrah 2018
|United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
The aromas jump from the glass, with laser-focused notes of funk, firepit, peat, black olive tapenade, Stargazer lily, crushed flower and wet rock. The palate is full in feel, rich and intense, loaded with fruit and savory flavors that extend on a potpourri- and olive-brine-filled finish. It's outrageous in its appeal, a nearly overwhelming expression of this region.
Brooding in the glass, the 2018 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard opens to aromas of spiced blackberry compote, wilted lavender and rose petals with elements of sweet red peppercorn, baked earth and spiced cherry compote. Medium to full-bodied, the Syrah displays impressive balance and a luscious mouthfeel, offering flavors of umami, blackberry reduction and dusty plum with a delightful mineral essence and lifting tannins. The long finish evolves over a few moments and slowly unravels to reveal its complexities, allowing you to contemplate the magic that has been captured in the bottle. The wine aged for two years in neutral French oak. Just under 4,800 bottles produced.
Generous black cherry and smoky bacon aromas pair with refined and focused stony mineral and black olive flavors, finishing with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030. 399 cases made.