Cayuse Vineyards

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 — 18 days 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. — 4 months ago

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Cayuse Vineyards

God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2014

Coppery gold shimmer to a medium bloody amber. Stinky warmed cured meats that were left out too long. Spiced cranberry Xmas cocktail, red raspberry puree, woody earthy cedar, with hints of tobacco and spicy fragrance/cologne. Somehow reminds me of a carnival with spicy sugary roasted nuts, cotton candy, and meats and cheeses- with some slightly stale meaty pizza. Leather and old rope. Spicy bloody raw meatiness on the palate. Great firm acidity, and zero alcohol noticed. Very well balanced and smooth with a great mineral backbone. So savory with all the meat and spice, but still has great fruitiness. — 7 months ago

Cayuse Vineyards

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. — 2 months ago

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Cayuse Vineyards

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. .
— 5 months ago

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Impulsivo Walla Walla Valley Tempranillo

Fantastic. Makes you want to pursue more wines of this quality. Here is a nose of dark fruit, roasted meat and a noticeable oil based funkiness. The wjne is so smooth and wonderful. — 8 months ago

Cayuse Vineyards

Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2006

Shared with my blushing bride of 49 years to celebrate another trip around the sun. Drank deliciously. A near perfect achievement of harmony between tanins and fruit.  — 8 months ago

Cayuse Vineyards

En Cerise Vineyard Syrah 2011

Jan A
9.8

Still very youthful, still has miles ahead. Compacted spice bomb — 3 months ago

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Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Amazing!

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En Chamberlin Vineyard Impulsivo Tempranillo 2017

Black cherries, leather, grilled meat, spice, long 😍 — 6 months ago

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Camaspelo Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Shay A
9.3

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).
— 6 months ago

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