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Off list. I’ve been on the Cayuse allocation since ‘07 or so but I’ve never been offered the Pig. I did get one on a recent cellar release but I wanted to test drive a little. It’s 75% Cab Franc with 15% Cab and 10% Merlot with a relatively throttled down 14.5% alcohol. Not much nose rises from the bottle and with no Syrah I wouldn’t say I expected the Fox fur funk but I was surprised it was so timid. This wine is all there but it is definitely on its denouement and the fruit is starting to fade. I got woodsmoke, truffle, lots of earth and cranberry. I would love to have had this 5 years or so ago. I view this as the hardest Cayuse to obtain (and that may or may not be true from a production standpoint, I have no idea) so it was fun to complete my personal lineup in terms of trying Cayuse. Looking forward to trying a younger bottle to get a better handle on what’s happening here. — 3 days ago
Round, rich and full but most of what is compelling about it is up front. It’s very youthful and needs time in the bottle to spread its wings. It’s clear why this is so sought after...it has something that feels extra gear but this was just a baby killing. — 13 days ago
At Maple & Ash in Chicago, a spot I was really impressed with. This was an elegant wow wine. Crushed rocks enveloped by sweet, dark red fruit. Ample tannic presence but no hard edges and absolutely no raisin-y qualities which can show with an over abundance with Amarone. — 3 days ago
Met up with @Kimberly Anderson and @Chad Anderson in Chicago with my Dad. They brought this outstanding bottle for happy hour at Bellemore. This was 80/20 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. Creamy, balanced and noticeable purity. Marked acidity and length. Paired 👌🏽 with kampachi crudo apps and exceptional company! — 6 days ago