Horsepower Vineyards, High Contrast Vineyard, Syrah 2016

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In 3 bottle Original Wooden Case, bottles available individually

100 points Jeb Dunnuck

From a vineyard planted in 2013, the 2016 Syrah High Contrast saw loads of stems and mostly neutral barrels. This thrilling wine has a Chave Hermitage-like purity and class as well as gorgeous notes of cassis, black raspberries, smoked earth, and graphite. It's deep, pure and layered, incredibly layered, pure, and long, with a finish that won't quit. This isn't for those looking for an inky, massive wine, but it’s pure class, complete, amazingly long, and elegant. Give bottles a few years in the cellar and it’s going to shine for 15-20 years. (4/2019)

97 points Wine Enthusiast

This is a new addition to the lineup, with the vineyard located at the edge of this area's cobblestone soils. The aromas are locked up out of the gate, with notes of soot, potpourri, smoked meat, black pepper, green olive and funk. The palate is intense and layered, while retaining an ethereal sense of lightness and balance, with a texture that sets it apart from its littermates from this vintage. A rich savory and flower-filled finish that you can taste literally minutes later is the capstone. It's a knockout, and not a TKO. Not bad for fourth leaf fruit. Best after 2025, with a good life beyond that. *Cellar Selection* (SS) (10/2019)

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