Horsepower Vineyards Sur Echalas Vineyard Syrah 2012

$195

...the most voluptuous, sexy and textured of the lineup. Giving up classic, Old World Syrah notes of blackcurrants, black olives, smoked meats, ground pepper and violets, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness and is gorgeous, concentrated and expansiveness on the palate, with plenty of of mid-palate depth and length...will keep for 15-20 years... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Phil Stice Delectable Pro

Compelling nose - heavy dark fruited and black pepper. A train wreck otherwise.

Compelling nose - heavy dark fruited and black pepper. A train wreck otherwise.

7.8

Jess White Delectable Pro

Zesty texture and mushroom funk. Loveeeeee

Zesty texture and mushroom funk. Loveeeeee

10

Patrick Derdeyn Delectable Pro

Slap in the face with pepper. In a good way.

Slap in the face with pepper. In a good way.

9.1

Ted Rutledge Delectable Pro

Incredibly good from first pour to last sip

Incredibly good from first pour to last sip

9.7

Roman Sukley

Sur Echalas Vineyard, 2012 Vintage. Like sticking your nose in a plate of gourmet black olives. Also notes of pepper, bacon fat, olive tapenade and savory dark fruits. Some tar and notes of roasted game. Plush with a silky mouth feel. Great depth and richness. Lengthy finish.

Sur Echalas Vineyard, 2012 Vintage. Like sticking your nose in a plate of gourmet black olives. Also notes of pepper, bacon fat, olive tapenade and savory dark fruits. Some tar and notes of roasted game. Plush with a silky mouth feel. Great depth and richness. Lengthy finish.

9.7

Colin Nuckolls

Spicey, intense but direct. Awesome.

Spicey, intense but direct. Awesome.

9.7

Neil Shah

This is a loose wine. No grip, but all nose

This is a loose wine. No grip, but all nose

9.3

Joe Conti

WOW! I'm sold on the nose alone. It is so intoxicating and complex. Beef blood, forest floor, tons of spice. On the palate, there's cured meats, tobacco, olive tapenade. The finish is Smokey like bbq brisket. And it just goes on. There is some heat even though it is listed at 13.8% alcohol. I decanted this one four hours but recommend going longer. It's still opening up at six hours. I'll see how it progresses through the night. I'm going to wait a few years before popping another, but I'm definitely staying on this list.

WOW! I'm sold on the nose alone. It is so intoxicating and complex. Beef blood, forest floor, tons of spice. On the palate, there's cured meats, tobacco, olive tapenade. The finish is Smokey like bbq brisket. And it just goes on. There is some heat even though it is listed at 13.8% alcohol. I decanted this one four hours but recommend going longer. It's still opening up at six hours. I'll see how it progresses through the night. I'm going to wait a few years before popping another, but I'm definitely staying on this list.

9.7

Daniel Porter

Wow!!!! Pretty near perfection.

Wow!!!! Pretty near perfection.

9.8

Sam Tejwani

Tight as a drum at first, accessible after a 2 hour decant. Better after 4 hours. Dominated by an imposing core of forest floor funk, olive tapenade, smoked meats and menthol. Suggesting holding for a few years, built to last.

Tight as a drum at first, accessible after a 2 hour decant. Better after 4 hours. Dominated by an imposing core of forest floor funk, olive tapenade, smoked meats and menthol. Suggesting holding for a few years, built to last.

9.4

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