Horsepower Vineyards Sur Echalas 2015
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Wine Advocate 94-96
The 2015 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard is another salty, meaty, tapenade and earthy Syrah from this site that offers full-bodied richness, silky tannin and a gorgeous texture. It’s certainly not for those craving new world fruit, but is a naked, raw expression of this terrific site.
The 2015 Syrah Sur Echalas Vineyard is just as striking as its Grenache sibling, unfurling with an equally complex nose of sweet cassis, beef blood, bitter cocoa, peony and violets, with notions of grilled meat and truffle emerging with time. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and amazingly intense, with a deep and multidimensional core framed by remarkably satiny, layered tannins, concluding with a long, saline finish.
Precisely focused, with distinctive flavors of gravelly mineral, blackberry and white pepper that build intensity toward broad-shouldered but resolved tannins. Best from 2021 through 2025. 308 cases made.