Syrah High Contrast Vineyard

First Production: 2016

Professional reviews and tasting notes from prior vintages added as published. Scores within parentheses indicate barrel samples:

2016 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah High Contrast Vineyard

100 Points

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... 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 –Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

93 Points

Elegantly dynamic, with floral raspberry, garrigue and peppered beef flavors that dance along the finish toward plush and polished tannins. Drink now through 2026. –Tim Fish, Wine Spectator