The 2011 Syrah The Tribe Vineyard, which comes from a vineyard close to the En Chamberlin Vineyard, offers a classic northern Rhone-like profile of blackberry and black currant fruits, beef blood, iron, liquid mineral and smoked meat. Full-bodied, layered, and fabulously concentrated, with considerable back-end structure, this awesome effort will drink well for over 15 years.
As the oldest son of the centuries-old Champagne house, Baron Albert, Christophe Baron, founder of Horsepower Vineyards, was born into the wine industry. He grew up working on their land in the Marne Valley of the Champagne region of France, which has been in the family since 1677. Baron pioneered the biodynamic farming movement in the Walla Walla Valley in Washington State in 2002, and gained further experience with winemaking for Cayuse Vineyards. To this day, two draft horses named Red and Zeppo, cultivate the three Horsepower vineyards and pay homage to the French vignerons and their farming processes from generations before.
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