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2017 Horsepower Vineyards The Tribe Vineyard Syrah

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

...rustic dark red fruit and soft aromas of worn leather, black spice and dust-covered violets. Medium to full-bodied...balanced with firm tannins...concludes with a long, drawn-out finish with an essence of dark red fruit and a soft, lingering spiciness.

94Wine Enthusiast

...crushed violet, ember, moist earth, herb, green-olive, wet basalt and smoked meat aromas are followed by a velvet hammer of olive and other savory flavors...long lengthy, flower- and olive-filled finish...power and appeal are in its elegance, subtleties and sophistication.

93Wine Spectator

Supple and elegant on the surface and brooding at the core, featuring bold blackberry and blueberry notes, laced with smoky meat, garrigue and black olive details, building toward fine-grained tannins.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.