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2015 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2021 - 2038 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • RPerro Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 10, 2022 - Decanted for 2 hours. Big plum fruit with Rocks Funk, iodine, tar, pepper and smoked meat. Still a wee bit over the top on the savory flavors...best to let this one be for a couple more years. Drink 2024-2035+.

  • DrBad wrote: 89 points

    February 12, 2022 - I've had lots of Rocks wines and this one may just not be my cup of tea, or in this case, pint of porter. Strong Rocks funk combined with what my wife immediately pegged as a beer aroma, in particular, porter, along with heavy vanilla and smoke. Lots of syrupy dark plum fruits, a bit too much for me, with more porter on the palate.

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  • RCS73 wrote: 92 points

    January 4, 2022 - A bit disappointing given the pedigree, price point, and accolades.

    Color was more Grenache-like, somewhat translucent and not dark/inky/purple like prior incarnations of this cuvee. Remained this way over 2-3 hour drinking window.

    Decent HP funk but fairly one dimensional. Good red fruit notes with strong hint of allspice and vanilla.

    Was hoping for the wine to evolve over the evening ...

    Perhaps needs another 12-18 months

  • wineismylife wrote: 94 points

    December 12, 2021 - WIMl94

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, roasted meat, plums and currants. Flavors of raspberries, currants and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

  • EricU wrote: 90 points

    November 3, 2021 - Excellent texture and body (like a good burgundy) but found the funk off putting. Notes of olive and stone were overshadowed.

    First time trying horsepower, potentially flawed

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Horsepower Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sur Echalas Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
  • In Cellars 735 (79%)
  • Consumed 192 (21%)

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