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Cayuse Vineyards

En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah 2014

Mike R
9.4

Prefect with Memorial Day weekend ribs - structure with plump expressive personality, showing ripe and dried raspberry and blackberries, meaty with bacon fat and crushed rock tones that glide on the long finish toward vibrant tannins — 14 days ago

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God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2016

Great and getting greater. — a month ago

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Flying Pig Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Pretty damn near perfect at 9 years. This guys is singing...snorting? — 2 months ago

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Armada Vineyard Syrah 2010

Plum & smoke. Meat & potatoes. — 2 months ago

No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.3

I followed this over two days. For context, I love these wines (big fan of the WA funk), and it’s always really fun to compare these against the Cayuse lineup. So glad @Bill Bender introduced me to these wines a few years back.

For the price, these are such killer wines. To me, this is Cayuse but just dialed a few steps back. If you want funk, you’ve got it. If you want more elegance and floral notes, you’ve got it. On both day 1 and 2, the aromatics didn’t really change...black pepper crusted black cherries, cherry jerky, tapenade, and white pepper. What I did see change in was the palate. Day one was very coiled showing lots of underripe red and black fruits, herbs de provence and a mineral driven streak down the middle. The whole cluster green/stemmy flair is there but not overly crunchy. Really nervy and vibrant. Day two expanded the wine a bit and while the smoked meat was present, it didn’t dominate. This is where No Girls diverges for me...all the Cayuse notes are there, just dialed back. I was shocked at how tannic this was (decanted 3hrs day one, drank from bottle over an hour on day two). Hold, or decant 3+hrs. This will get even better.
— 10 days ago

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Still gotta try this.
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I’m all for No Girls the wine but I’m against it for society and my personal preferences 😏

Two Vintners

Some Days are Stones Syrah 2018

Drinking this against my recent Cayuse Bionic Frog reminded me how this such an awesome value. — 2 months ago

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Not heard of these guys. Will need to check out.
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@Norman Gennaro i like this and the claire grenache (40 bucks)

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Edith Rosé Grenache 2018

Strawberry, mint and minerals. Very Provençal. — 3 months ago

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En Cerise Vineyard Syrah 2013

1/2 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A remarkable purplish ruby red color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are notes of dark cherry, iron, smoked meat, that Cayuse funk(luv it), eucalyptus, and floral. Taste: juicy, smooth..drinking beautifully...with cherry, pepper, orange peel, green olives, iron, and a minerally bacon long finish. Kaboom! — a month ago

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Double Lucky

8 Red Blend 2017

Shay A
9.2

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!
— 2 months ago

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Cool looking forward to trying it

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Camaspelo Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

2014 Vintage. 13.8% Alcohol. Not as much juniper berry funk as the 2012 Cayuse Cailloux Syrah but it’s still there, I guess diluted by Cabernet Sauvignon. Just not my preference. — 3 months ago

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