Cayuse Vineyards

Armada Vineyard Syrah 2013

Ten years on, starting to settle down. Still some bacon notes that work with burgers, but no new magic. — 10 days ago

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Cayuse Vineyards

Cailloux Vineyard Viognier 2016

Pineapple & peach, little tart lime, even a slight bitter, smoky funk just a hint touch of honey on the finish — 2 months ago

Cayuse Vineyards

En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah 2017

Had been holding on to this for the last three years and decided to crack it open. Let it decant for just 30 minutes and did get better with time. Slight “funky” flavor that mellowed to be more cherry, spice and slight earth tones. Unique blend and one I would have again. — 5 months ago

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Cayuse Vineyards

Camaspelo Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Shay A

As a die-hard fan of the Rocks funk, the profile of these wines are totally up my alley. That being said, even I admit that these desperately need food to be at their best. This was no different.

Followed over two days. Two hr double decant day one.

60/30/10 cab/merlot/Tempranillo. Up front, signature Cayuse funk (iron, savory whole cluster herbal profile). Tempranillo really shining. Nothing BDX about this. Thin, spicy, peppery. Black cherry but mostly underripe with a metallic finish.

Day two, I paired this with food (grilled chicken and beef) and this wine transformed in to a totally different wine. Much more heft and core of sweet, ripe fruit. Like a cool vintage left bank Bordeaux but without Brett. Floral, soft pipe tobacco, dark fruits, fig. The overly savory vibe of day one is non-existent on day two.

Perfect example of a wine that simply needs time to evolve for those who find the Cayuse funk too intense (I don’t mind it, but also appreciate it as a layer, not a main player in a wine).
— 7 months ago

Scott@Mister, Bryan and 22 others liked this

Cayuse Vineyards

Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley Syrah

A garnet-purple color and expressive nose with that initial Cayuse funk and notes of red berries. smoked meat, herbs, bark and dusty like minerals. Taste: beautiful silky and soft feel. Red berry fruit stands out with gamey meat, iron & bitter chocolate notes and a metallic medium, plus finish. Was looking forward to opening this 2016 again and it did not disappoint! — 25 days ago

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Flying Pig Cabernet Franc Blend

What a beauty. Has that signature Cayuse funk on the nose. I would be happy just to smell this wine. Black fruit. Beautifully balanced. A serious wine with a silly label. — 3 months ago

Shay, Bob and 7 others liked this

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Cailloux Vineyard Syrah 2017

Needs a bit of air upon opening to blow off the reductive edge.
Shows juicy, ripe, creamy blueberry with a bit of toasted and a fresh, mineral streak.
The magic happens on the palate - brilliant energy & depth. Great, pure, juicy, fresh blueberries with rocky minerality. Sappy, velvety tannins, vibrant acidity, so fresh.
This is brilliant stuff - complex, elegant, quite serious. And so drinkable. .
— 6 months ago

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No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah 2011

Shay A

My choice for a Rhône style theme with my local group.

Definitely the oldest No Girls I’ve opened. As expected, these have a Burgundian flair to them in the way they are made when compared to Cayuse/HP/HC. Not as much depth/richness, but there is great acidity and the use of stems is clear. Faint ruby in the glass. Stemmy/green aromatics with herbs de Provence, black olive, Cayuse funk/iron on the nose. Saline, red and black berry driven on the palate with black pepper spice, truffle, beef jerky and big phenolics. Tart and acidic, I followed this over two days, and to my surprise, held up very well. Pop now.
— a month ago

Eric, Scott@Mister and 21 others liked this

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En Cerise Vineyard Syrah 2011

Jan A

Still very youthful, still has miles ahead. Compacted spice bomb — 4 months ago

Peter, Tom and 15 others liked this
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En Chamberlin Vineyard Impulsivo Tempranillo 2017

Black cherries, leather, grilled meat, spice, long 😍 — 7 months ago

Ira, Aravind and 4 others liked this