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2016 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2022 - 2035 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Radboy wrote: 95 points

    August 20, 2023 - Amazing wine!

  • rdf58 wrote:

    June 18, 2023 - 6 hour decant. As Aero's TN says, starts off smelling and tasting like a barrel aged saison. A bit too much funk for my tastes. Better on day 2 but still unusual

  • aero Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 1, 2023 - Full bodied, producer-unique styling, highest quality real cork.

    Never have had a wine so similar to beer, first day funk like a Duchesse de Bourgogne, alongside tar, iodine, cabbage, bright Syrah fruit in the background. Second day was best - scorched bacon and skin, black olive, red mountain fruit poking through campfire and coriander. Third day yeasty dark stout beer tones dominate.

    Highly recommend at this stage: in the afternoon open and decant into another bottle, recork, and then drink it the next day. Not sure it needs cellaring as much as specific management of air to your taste, secondaries are already so dominant.

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

    April 7, 2021 - Aromatics of fried bacon, braised beef cheeks, moleĢ sauce, campfire, and savory herb. The intensity of the aromatics really are insane.

    notes of blackberry, raspberry, plum, peppercorn, earthy spice, olives and blue florals. Elegant mouthfeel--medium bodied, nice intensity and fine tannins.

    About 3-4 hours in a decanter the initial wild funk aromatics blow off and you get the beautiful spicy black fruit and earth notes that bring you towards northern rhone.

    WOuld love to see this in a few short years. 96+ for me

  • Jamesgold Likes this wine: 98 points

    November 28, 2020 - Even better than the last bottle.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 725 (86%)
  • Consumed 114 (13%)

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