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2016 Horsepower High Contrast Vineyard Syrah
750ml bottle of 2016 Horsepower Syrah from The High Contrast in Walla Walla Valley of Washington State

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2016 Horsepower Syrah High Contrast Vineyard | Walla Walla Valley Washington 750ml

A new cuvée from the High Contrast Vineyard, which covers three acres of Syrah vines and a tiny amount of Viognier, the 2016 Syrah High Contrast Vineyard offers a classic Rocks perfume of smoked earth, underbrush, ground pepper, currants, and charcoal. This full-bodied, bloody, meaty, salty Syrah is a singular expression of this majestic grape and could come from nowhere else. Give it 2-3 years if you can and it will keep for another 10-15. | 96-99 points, Jeb Dunnuck for jebdunnuck.com

Christophe Baron has been a pioneer of Biodynamic farming in the Walla Walla Valley of Eastern Washington. His vineyard sites are farmed in the same fashion as his Cayuse Vineyards with no herbicide, no pesticide, no fungicide, and no synthetic fertilizers. The tight meter by meter spacing with 1 vine per stake - "sur echalas" in French - allows just enough space for cultivation by Horse. The wines are a direct representation of their artisanal craftsmanship.

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