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2018 Horsepower Vineyards Syrah The Tribe Vineyard
Another backward, closed wine, the 2018 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard has loads of savory red and black fruits, crushed violets, cured meats, and peppery herb-like aromas and flavors, with a beautiful underpinning of iron and rocking minerality. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully balanced on the palate, with present yet ripe tannins, give this singular yet also classic, meaty Syrah 2-4 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following 10-15 years.
Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
The 2018 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard opens with a smoky and stemmy nose of bacon fat, black pepper, dusty plum blossom, spicy cherry compote and black raspberry skin tossed in smoked herbs. Medium to full-bodied, this Syrah reveals a firm mineral tension and drying tannins that will be food-friendly in youth or allow it to age for more than a decade. The wine ends with a firm tannic grip that lingers with a spicy and stemmy expression. Give this a year or two in the cellar before opening, and decant for at least 30 minutes before enjoying. The wine rested for 24 months in neutral French oak barrels. 8,820 bottles produced.
The Wine Advocate