Another impeccable wine from Horsepower, this 100% Syrah is aged for 18 months in all neutral oak to let the sense of place and terroir shine through. It’s my favorite from the line-up and sports an eye-popping deep blue and purple core with a lovely neon purple rim in the glass. Boastful aromas of spiced boysenberry, dried blueberries, freshly cooked bacon, black-peppered charcuterie, umami, and crushed stones pop on the nose. Meaty on the palate, with a secondary hit of iodine, blue plum, and crushed herbs creates an interesting tension in the wine. It jumps back and forth between a fruit-focused and a meat/spice-focused Syrah. Perfect levels of acidity are perfectly balanced with the smooth and present tannins. The dried pink grapefruit zest on the finish is a perfect final touch. 354 cases made. Highly recommended and Editor’s Choice.
||Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley