HORSEPOWER VINEYARDS Grenache, Sur Echalas Vineyard 2012


2015 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #24


The 2012 is the second release of this wine from the esteemed Sur Echalas Vineyard, which has the highest density planting in the Walla Walla Valley. As this begins to unwind it releases incredibly rich aromas of smoke, wet stone, tarragon, lavender and bing cherry which are simply intoxicating. On the palate this leads to lush flavors of raspberry, cherry cola, essence of lavender, Mandarin orange rind and a wonderful effervescence. This continues to impress as the fruit just glides effortlessly onto the finish where it lingers on. This is a completely compelling and very memorable wine from Christophe Baron who is on top of his A game, as this represents the best of its kind that I have tried this year. (Best 2015-2030) - November, 2015 (OB)


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Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: November, 2015 
  • Producer: Horsepower Vineyards
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2015-2030
  • Release Price: $100
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Walla Walla
  • Importer: NA

Horsepower Vineyards Sur Echalas Vineyard Grenache

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