This 2005 bottle shows the length and complexity Washington syrah can reach with maturity. This has the gamy and smoky nuance of a Northern Rhône with the fruit still front and center as you'd expect from the New World. Smoke, black pepper, forest floor, blackberry, leather and licorice all play a part. Full bodied, mature tannin structure long finish. — 9 days ago
Happy #winewednesday everyone! Since it’s #wawinemonth we decided to crack open this 2011 Cayuse Syrah from the Cailloux Vineyard.
2011 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Oregon, United States of America
Beautiful Syrah which in 2011 was co-fermented with 5% Viognier from the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater in Oregon. Medium ruby red with some garnet hues. Layered nose with purple flowers, light baking spices, crushed rocks, raspberries and a bit savory. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Love the funk and iron on the palate followed up by some red berries, smoked earth and white pepper. Long finish. Drink till 2025.
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Master class...Cayuse and Christopher Baron portfolio...robert parker matter of taste in Napa. Wines: with Chris Baron owner/winemaker.
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My rating is the same as Mark’s but for a different reason. I love funky/savory style Syrahs (Cayuse especially), but this had zero of those notes on the nose...out of whack baked fig and liqueur like black cherries. However, the finish here reminded me of beef stew broth. Not iron/bloody, but definitely savory at the finish with added peppercorn. Seemed disjointed. — 18 days ago
Funky and terrific with a smoky meal of roasted chicken thighs and sweet potatoes with lots of sage, coriander and paprika. — 2 days ago
Of blinded I would have guessed Washington state syrah, tasted like a Cayuse. — 9 hours ago