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Horsepower Vineyards 'The Tribe Vineyard' Syrah from Walla Walla Valley
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Syrah from Horsepower Vineyards is the talk of the town! Grown in Walla Walla Valley, 'The Tribe Vineyard' Syrah has a bold and spicy profile with notes of blackberry, raspberry, and white pepper. The tannins are soft and supple, while the acidity is balanced perfectly making it an ideal pairing for any occasion. Its popularity comes from its smooth texture and full-bodied flavor that linger on your palate long after you take your last sip. So pull up a chair and join the conversation - Horsepower Vineyards 'The Tribe Vineyard' Syrah is here to stay!
A Little Trivia
Horsepower Vineyards is run by a family of horse enthusiasts who have incorporated their passion for horses into the vineyard's motto - "It takes horsepower to make great wine!" As a sign of appreciation for their four-legged friends, they have named every Syrah barrel after one of their beloved equines.
History of This Wine
Horsepower Vineyards 'The Tribe Vineyard' Syrah from Walla Walla Valley was first planted in 2002 by winemaker and owner, Chris Camarda. The vineyard is located on a south-facing slope of the Blue Mountains and is planted with Syrah vines that are over 20 years old. The soil composition is mostly basalt and loess, which provides excellent drainage for the vines.
The first vintage of Horsepower Vineyards 'The Tribe Vineyard' Syrah was released in 2006. Since then, it has become one of the most sought-after wines from Walla Walla Valley. Notable vintages include 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Each vintage showcases the unique terroir of the region and expresses the complexity of this varietal.
In addition to producing exceptional wines from The Tribe Vineyard, Horsepower Vineyards also produces other varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from their estate vineyards in Walla Walla Valley.
What To Serve With This Wine?
The Tribe Vineyard Syrah from Walla Walla Valley is a full-bodied, dark red wine with bold tannins and flavors of ripe dark fruit, smoked meat, and black pepper. It has a smooth finish with hints of spice. This wine pairs well with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, and hearty stews. It also goes great with sharp cheeses like blue cheese or aged cheddar. Some classic pairings for this wine include lamb chops with rosemary, beef tenderloin with mushrooms and garlic mashed potatoes, or a smoky gouda macaroni and cheese.