Horsepower Sur Echalas Vineyard Syrah 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Intensely dark in color with a purple edge, the 2017 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard wafts from the glass with aromas of ripe blackberries and plums compounded by elegant tones of smoked strawberry and black cherry, followed by a spicy and mineral edge. Elements of hung meat and black pepper flutter effortlessly with perfumed resinous purple flowers. Like a welterweight champ, the wine is medium-bodied and chock-full of dark berry tones, with a velvety texture and harmoniously generous expression that packs a serious punch with a smaller frame. The mid-palate explodes with power and finesse, revealing layers of complexity, a rich mouthfeel and energetic acidity that frames the supporting tannins. The wine slides into a long-winding finish that continues to evolve for more than a minute after the wine has left the palate. Currently, production stands at 300 cases and is nothing short of impressive. If you can find it, buy it!
There's no mistaking the Rocks origin of the 2017 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard. This beauty is just about overflowing with dark, meaty plum and blackberry fruits intermixed with lots of mulch, bacon fat, violets, and leafy herbs aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied and textured, its core of sweet fruit emerges with time in the glass, and it has ripe, polished tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's one of the more approachable vintages from this label, yet 2-3 years of bottle age are still advised.
This wine brings the good old fashioned funk that made this estate and region famous. The aromas of crushed rock, fire pit, earth, whole black olive and potpourri show subtlety and complexity. The palate offers richness, layering, Rocks District texture and depth, all undulating across the palate. It's intense. A hyperextended rich black-olive and savory-filled finish caps it off. A long list of superlatives describe this wine. Best after 2025.
Polished and vibrant, with bold huckleberry, fresh violet, bacon and crushed stone notes that take on richness and structure on a plush finish. Drink now through 2028. 300 cases made.