2017 HORSEPOWER
‘The Tribe’ Vineyard Syrah
CAYUSE Walla Walla

$162.00

wine advocate
97 points **
                            96 points
750 ML
If You’ve heard of Cayuse Wine, especially their Syrah then look no further than the Horsepower Line up for the same High quality and commitment to wine making. Wine will be shipped in the Original Wooden Box if at least 3 bottles are purchased.

3 in stock

Description

Like Cayuse Vineyards, Horsepower is farmed according to an astrological sowing and planting calendar, and entirely without the use of herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, chemical insecticides or fungicides.

Six draft horses, cultivate vineyards ranging from 3,555 to 4,840 vines per acre with as little as 3′ x 3′ spacing—planted 1 vine per stake, or “sur echalas” in French.

Wine Advocate – 96 Points

The 2017 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard begins with a firm, tight nose of rustic dark red fruit and soft aromas of worn leather, black spice and dust-covered violets. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is still tight in its youth, but it remains approachable and food-friendly now. The wine has a bolder mouthfeel than the rest of the range and is balanced with firm tannins that will ensure it will last for years to come. It concludes with a long, drawn-out finish with an essence of dark red fruit and a soft, lingering spiciness. 549 cases produced. 8/2020 robertparker.com —Anthony Mueller

Jeb Dunnuck – 97 Points

Beautiful notes of red and black raspberries, tobacco, plum sauce, loamy earth, and loads of floral notes emerge from the 2017 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard, another tight, closed wine that’s going to benefit from bottle age. Medium to full-bodied, with notable freshness as well as plenty of underlying structure, it reminds me of Cote Rotie from the Cote Blonde lieu-dit with its incredible floral character as well as its seamless texture. Beautifully done and one of the standouts in the lineup in 2017, give bottles a healthy decant if drinking any time soon, and my money is on it benefiting from 2-3 years of bottle age and evolving for 15-20 years or more. jebdunnuck.com —JB

James Suckling – 96 Points

Intense yet subtle aromas of dried strawberry and black peppercorns with some cloves. Tar as well. Medium to full body. The firm, silky tannins are integrated and poised, melting into the wine. Lovely now, but better in a year or two. Try after 2021. jamessuckling.com —James Suckling

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