Horsepower The Tribe Vineyard Syrah 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
As the oldest son of the centuries-old Champagne house, Baron Albert, Christophe Baron, founder of Horsepower Vineyards, was born into the wine industry. He grew up working on their land in the Marne Valley of the Champagne region of France, which has been in the family since 1677. Baron pioneered the biodynamic farming movement in the Walla Walla Valley in Washington State in 2002, and gained further experience with winemaking for Cayuse Vineyards. To this day, two draft horses named Red and Zeppo, cultivate the three Horsepower vineyards and pay homage to the French vignerons and their farming processes from generations before.
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.