Horsepower Vineyards

Horsepower Vineyards

High Contrast Vineyard Syrah 2016

Identified this as Cayuse Syrah (blind). Love this style — a month ago

Peter, Freek and 13 others liked this

Horsepower Vineyards

The Tribe Vineyard Syrah 2018

Love the bell pepper, smoked meat and tobacco — 2 months ago

Peter, David and 8 others liked this
Brandon T

Brandon T

Very nice, Sammy!

St. Amant Winery

Amador County Souzão 2018

I love it! Lush fruit forward wine, very approachable and pairs well with pizza and cheeseburgers! 13.3% horsepower — 7 months ago

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Double Lucky

8 Red Blend 2017

Shay A

Finally got around to watching the Zoom tasting, and gave this about an hour and a half decant (though I did have a small pour at pop and didn’t notice too much of a difference at the end of the decant). I love all Bionic wines (Cayuse, No Girls, Horsepower, Hor Categorie, Champagne CB), so what a treat it was for them to send all members an inaugural bottle free of charge!

This is definitely more in the vein of No Girls, as expected. A blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Syrah (percentages aren’t given as the blend will be different each year) from young vines, it seems mostly Grenache driven. Very approachable and bright with only a kiss of Cayuse funk. Blind, I think I could get the region right, but I’m not sure I could take it to Cayuse. Aromatically it has savory funk, iron, and classical green/herbal stemmy notes, but the palate reveals a grilled black cherry, black pepper crusted rhubarb, soft wine with an herb and black tea finish that shows more acidity than tannin. Definitely on the consume early side, but would hold easily for a couple years. Looking forward to the official release next year!
— a year ago

Jason, Jan and 33 others liked this
Jason and Jennie

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Cool looking forward to trying it

Reynvaan Family Vineyards

In the Rocks Syrah 2016

Very minimal funk in comparison to the cayuse/horsepower but the minerality is nice. Great wine. Bacon fat, floral, gravely. — 2 months ago

Shay, Hugh and 17 others liked this
Mike R

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Cayuse - you lucky WA dog - bravo
Jason and Jennie

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@Mike R definitely the house favorite these days!

Horsepower Vineyards

Fiddleneck Vineyard Grenache 2018

This was certainly a character, one I can’t quite place. Nose started out with a bit of funk, slightly reminiscent of spoiled milk, but began blowing off before becoming offensive. Finish was all grapefruit, all day. — 4 months ago

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Domaine Eleni et Edouard Vocoret

Le Bas de Chapelot Chablis Chardonnay 2019

Delectable Wine

The 2019 Chablis Le Bas de Chapolot seems to have more horsepower on the nose compared to the 2020. This really sings with orange blossom, white peach and touches of linseed. The palate is beautiful – well defined, quite showy and forward, with fine weight and tempting peach, elderflower and light mango notes. Long but not necessarily minerally on the finish. Lovely. (Neal Martin, Vinous, October 2021)
— 7 months ago

Horsepower Vineyards

Sur Echalas Vineyard Syrah 2014

1.5 hour decant (little cloudy sediment). An incredible medium murky dark garnet color. On the nose: stunning aromas of black currants, some of that Cayuse funk(luv it), smokey roasted meat, herbs, tobacco. Taste: elegant, chewy, energetic, savory medium plus body wine with some blackberry, iodine, orange peel, touch of blueberry, earth, and a bacon fat mineral medium plus finish. YUM!! — 2 months ago

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500 Chevaux Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Stand it up for a week Major sediment Winery notes, composition
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
21 months in 75% new French oak
Treuil, Sylvain, Remond, Orion, Alain Fouquet

500 Chevaux is an automobile racing term; French for “500 horsepower.” Nellcôte founder and vintner Tyler Olbres is an avid car-racing fan, and has himself driven in the Monaco Rallye for Classic Cars. This wine is a high-horsepower Cabernet, meant to be sleek, powerful, and fully able to go the distance.

Nellcote was an uber-pricey luxury Cab that recently closed its doors, and, after extensive tasting through all the brilliant, incredibly fine-tuned Cabernets early last year, that none other than Phillip Titus (yep, THAT Phillip Titus, the legend behind CHAPPELLET and others!) made,

— 2 months ago

Severn, Tom and 23 others liked this

Rôtie Cellars

Northern Blend Walla Walla Valley Syrah Viognier 2015

Great for the price,

Northern Blend is a Syrah cuvée that's co-fermented with 6% Viognier,
Rivals bottles at twice the price, not overly funky like Horsepower and a few others,
— 8 months ago

Vanessa, Severn and 21 others liked this
Jason and Jennie

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Good stuff for sure.