CAY-124

Syrah, ‘The Tribe Vyd’, Horsepower

At Christophe Baron’s family vineyards in the Champagne region of France, it wasn’t until 1957 that his grandfather’s last horse was finally retired. His name was Bijou, which means “jewel” in French, and his legacy has been reborn at Horsepower.

With Cayuse Vineyards, Baron was not only the first vigneron in the Walla Walla Valley to fully implement biodynamic farming practices, but also the first to use horses for cultivation. Zeppo arrived in 2008, and Red followed a year later. They cultivate tightly spaced, 19th century-style vineyards that only they can navigate, using specialized farming equipment created by a blacksmith in Burgundy, France.

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
USA
Region:
Washington
Appellation:
Walla Walla
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
3
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic

Tasting Notes

Slightly darker in color, with lots of gunpowder, blackberry, blueberry, smoked game and beef blood aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, yet elegant and silky, with a great finish, it’s a gorgeously complex, balanced and complete Syrah….15 years or more of longevity. –Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
97
Date:
2015-06-29

Spectator

Score:
95
Date:
2016-06-15