Horsepower Vineyards The Tribe 2015
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
This shows beautifully executed freshness and complexity with charcuterie, graphite, abundant spice and a dusting of pepper, bright berry fruits and an enchanting floral edge. The palate has light, playful tannins and is wildly charming and lacy; it offers blackberries and spiced red cherries wrapped neatly. Syrah at its ethereal best.
-- James Suckling 98 points (5/2018)
Of these three offerings from Horsepower, the 2015 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard will require the most time, as it's the most tight-knit at this early stage, slowly unwinding in the glass with savory aromas of raw cocoa, tapenade, nori and ripe blackberries. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a rich chassis of satiny structuring tannins and a layered, umami-laden core of fruit. At 13.6% alcohol, it's also beautifully balanced.
Distinctive and expressive, with a rich and complex core wrapped in bold bacon fat, blueberry, violet and crushed stone accents that take on momentum toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026. 519 cases made.