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2019 Horsepower Vineyards High Contrast Vineyard Syrah

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

More iron, beef blood, and foresty, mushroom, almost metallic notes...savory, powerful, incredibly impressive wine in this lineup...full-bodied beauty has both black and blue fruits, ripe, building, yet polished tannins, a great mid-palate, and one heck of a gorgeous finish.

95James Suckling

Aromas of nutmeg, black cherry, blackberry, smoke and stone. Full-bodied with melting tannins. Very concentrated and layered on the palate. Crushed dark fruit and coffee. Lovely baking-spice complexity. Savory. Balanced, with excellent intensity and depth.

93Wine Spectator

Plump and potent, with supple blackberry and blueberry flavors that take on smoked meat, licorice and olive accents as this builds structure toward refined 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.