Horsepower Vineyards The Tribe Vineyard Syrah 2018 750ml - Liquors Inc.
Horsepower Vineyards The Tribe Vineyard Syrah 2018 750ml
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Horsepower Vineyards The Tribe Vineyard Syrah 2018

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  • jd96+
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  • ws95
  • v92+

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Category Red Wine
Origin United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand Horsepower Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.7%
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

The aromas start out brooding, opening to reveal notes of soot, grilled asparagus, freshly mortared herbs, wet rock, orange rind and olive tapenade. Intense, palate-coating, velvety, savory flavors follow, with plentiful Kalamata olive and potpourri notes. A truly endless, palate-shaking flower- and olive-filled finish caps it off. Sit down, strap in and get ready, it's one hell of a ride. Best after 2025.

Sean Sullivan, September 1, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96+

Another backward, closed wine, the 2018 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard has loads of savory red and black fruits, crushed violets, cured meats, and peppery herb-like aromas and flavors, with a beautiful underpinning of iron and rocking minerality. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully balanced on the palate, with present yet ripe tannins, give this singular yet also classic, meaty Syrah 2-4 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following 10-15 years.

May 6, 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa95

The 2018 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard opens with a smoky and stemmy nose of bacon fat, black pepper, dusty plum blossom, spicy cherry compote and black raspberry skin tossed in smoked herbs. Medium to full-bodied, this Syrah reveals a firm mineral tension and drying tannins that will be food-friendly in youth or allow it to age for more than a decade. The wine ends with a firm tannic grip that lingers with a spicy and stemmy expression. Give this a year or two in the cellar before opening, and decant for at least 30 minutes before enjoying. The wine rested for 24 months in neutral French oak barrels. 8,820 bottles produced.

Anthony Mueller, July 8, 2021
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

This distinctive red is jammed with personality, yet remains refined, with deep black olive, smoked meat, river stone and floral blueberry flavors that build tension toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030. 735 cases made.

Tim Fish, October 15, 2021
  • v92+

Bright, dark red. Complex, inviting scents of red and black fruits, violet, black pepper, mulch, smoked meat and olive tapenade. Concentrated and quite balsamic, conveying a distinct peppery dryness to its flavors of dark berries, spices and violet. Juicier than the High Contrast Syrah but will this leaner, more obviously tannic gain in sweet fruit and pliancy? Less generous in the middle palate and on the finish but shows very good persistence. (Tasted June 2021; Published September 2021)

Stephen Tanzer, December 2020

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