Horsepower Vineyards 'The Tribe Vineyard' Syrah

Critical Acclaim: Jeb Dunnuck 97 points, James Suckling 97 pts, International Wine Report 97 points, Robert Parker 95 pts

Beginning with an open-knit nose and generous expression, the 2020 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard is spicy, fruity and nutty with elements of savory herbs, stewed plum skin and notes of olive tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is spicy with umami notes that sway with spicy potpourri essences followed by notes of worn leather, iodine, baked clay, graphite and pencil shavings. The wine continues to evolve and unlock new savory expressions as it glides to a delightfully spiced and firmly mineral finish with a lingering tannic edge. The wine rested for 15 months in neutral oak barrels. Enjoy with barbecue. - Robert Parker

What a complex nose of balsamic, wild raspberries, thyme, green herbs and Sichuan peppercorns here, with wet stones, too. So fresh and sleek, with a medium body and tight-grained tannins. I like the green-herb character. Alive and peppery with a long, energetic finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. So attractive already, but better from 2024.- James Suckling

Similar meaty, mineral-laced, smoky notes emerge from the 2020 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard, another classic Rocks Syrah from this team. Black cherries, mulberries, smoked earth, ground pepper, savory herbs, and tons of meaty, almost bloody notes define the aromatics, and it's medium to full-bodied, with wonderful purity, fine tannins, and a great finish. This brilliant Syrah already offers pleasure yet will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and have upwards of two decades of overall longevity.- Jeb Dunnuck


Varietal: 100% Syrah

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