2011 Horsepower Vineyards Grenache Sur Echalas Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • srh Likes this wine:

    December 27, 2019 - Friday Tasting Group: "Killer Bar" (#06 for me) (Vintage Wines Ltd., San Diego, CA): “With 3ft x 3ft spacing, & 4,840 vines/acre, this 2 acre Vyd of Syrah & Grenache is the highest density planting in the Walla Walla Valley, & one of the highest in N.America.” 131 cases produced.

    N: ATTRACTIVE (at least to me) Rocks funk with flowers & a frt I can't quite ID

    P: Med, poss MF, body; Very, NICE, ALMOST swtish frt met by an astringent pucker as it evolves into a LONG finish with a BITTER/swtness (60:40) to the firming, dusty tannins. For me this is MARKEDLY better on the N than on the P, & IF the latter resolves/catches up, my EXC-/EXC (90-93/100 using that metric) *will* be low. 97 pts WA (Dunnuck, 6/’14), 95 pts WE (2/1/15) @ $110, 94 WS (Steiman, 4/30/15), & 91 Vinous (Tanzer, 12/1/14). [As of late Dec '19, wine-searcher still shows several sources from $169-$175].

  • Radboy wrote: 94 points

    September 2, 2019 - This is really in a sweet spot. Luscious fruit with a long, polished finish.

  • nbkat8 wrote: 96 points

    June 2, 2019 - Silky smooth yet complex. Several layers going on thats almost an exploratory mission with each sip. Chewy funk, spice? and olive/tobacco just to name a few, great mouthfeel and finishes long. This is very good and a notch above the Cayuse GOK.

    Just saw Tomlee review and he is spot on as well.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • tomlee wrote: 96 points

    March 8, 2019 - Blood red in color. 13.1% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, olives, smoke and flowers. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Complex and thought provoking in that every time you pick up the glass the wine takes on a different nuance. Cherries, strawberries, kirsch and herbs on the palate. The finish is very long and somewhat tannic. A Grenache that I will remember vividly for some time to come. Best over the next 5-7 years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • TwoSmoochies wrote: 90 points

    February 2, 2019 - Just not our style.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    New Releases from Washington State (Dec 2014), 12/1/2014 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Horsepower Vineyards
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sur Echalas Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 221 (63%)
  • Consumed 128 (37%)

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