Apparently, one of the reasons for the name is that these vineyards are tended to with the use of horses.  This was tasted side by side with the Tribe.  Of course, which you like better is personal taste but this seems much more backwards at this point.  Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has black raspberries, white pepper, slight bacon fat, and clean char.  Medium to full bodied.  Firm tannins.  The palate has more boysenberry fruit with the underlying char coming thru.  It is tightly packed, but intense.  It probably needs ano0ther five years to open and maybe five after that to maturity.  It should be good for ten to fifteen more after that.  This will work better with food right now that can bring out some of the tighter quality.  A good stew or chili would go good.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$158.00USD

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