Horsepower Vineyards The Tribe Vineyard Syrah 2012

$139

More gamy, bloody and meaty than the Sur Echalas Vineyard Syrah, the 2012 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard is a full-bodied, elegant, concentrated and structured effort that gives up complex notes of savory dark fruits, beef blood, dried herbs, pepper and olives. It's another incredible Syrah that needs short-term cellaring, but will have two decades of evolution. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Talk about an introduction to Washington state wines! Wow. @Benjamin Keator and @Keith Fisher were kind enough to share a glass of some big boy WA wines, and both were super unique. I have never in my life had a Syrah like this. @Mark Flesher was on point when he said the nose had a tuna smell to it. Some also got dill pickle on the nose...for me, it was more Olive. Very red in the glass compared to the inky dark Syrahs that Napa puts out. Again, I wasn't able to stick around to do this justice, but this has a long life ahead. Very crisp acidity on the palate with loads of raspberries and rhubarb. Light on the front and mid palate, but super long finish and strong tannic backbone. A very cool wine.

Talk about an introduction to Washington state wines! Wow. @Benjamin Keator and @Keith Fisher were kind enough to share a glass of some big boy WA wines, and both were super unique. I have never in my life had a Syrah like this. @Mark Flesher was on point when he said the nose had a tuna smell to it. Some also got dill pickle on the nose...for me, it was more Olive. Very red in the glass compared to the inky dark Syrahs that Napa puts out. Again, I wasn't able to stick around to do this justice, but this has a long life ahead. Very crisp acidity on the palate with loads of raspberries and rhubarb. Light on the front and mid palate, but super long finish and strong tannic backbone. A very cool wine.

9.3

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

My first time tasting the HP from Christophe who also does it all at Cayuse. I liked this, it was not trying too hard to be anything but a good Syrah in character from Washington St. From a new site of the gravelly and stone sites he is most famous for with his other wines.

My first time tasting the HP from Christophe who also does it all at Cayuse. I liked this, it was not trying too hard to be anything but a good Syrah in character from Washington St. From a new site of the gravelly and stone sites he is most famous for with his other wines.

9.4

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

floats over the palate but should gain weight in good time #matteroftaste

floats over the palate but should gain weight in good time #matteroftaste

9.7

Steve Steese Delectable Pro

Another world class effort from the Cayuse family. Savory, herbaceous, and spicy. Just what I want from Syrah.

Another world class effort from the Cayuse family. Savory, herbaceous, and spicy. Just what I want from Syrah.

9.5

Jan-Willem van der Hek

Beast mode.

Beast mode.

9.7

Jake Rubash

Tasty

Tasty

9.2

Cassie Cosgrove

Classic olives. For a new world!

Classic olives. For a new world!

9.0

Jake Rubash

The perfect match for a ribeye

The perfect match for a ribeye

9.1

Bobby Gilbane

Genius. Surpasses the '11 vintage by far. Everything is dialed in here in perfect proportion.

Genius. Surpasses the '11 vintage by far. Everything is dialed in here in perfect proportion.

9.6

Casey Stringer

I expected to like this more. Highly perfumed nose and then tasted kind of thin, stemmy and uninspired. I will check back in again in a few years.

I expected to like this more. Highly perfumed nose and then tasted kind of thin, stemmy and uninspired. I will check back in again in a few years.

9.0

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