Cayuse Vineyards

Cailloux Vineyard Syrah

9.3380 ratings
9.2120 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

My contribution for the big celebration yesterday evening. This is drinking at its peak (in my opinion). It is a blend of new world Syrah with a core of northern Rhône/hermitage. It starts off with the typical classical funk that Cayuse is known for not but not super intense (that signature wet fox fur) alongside some stemmy notes and underripe black cherry. When it hits the palate, it really shines showing iron, teriyaki, and olive tapenade. The savoriness of these wines meshes well with the fruit as age sets in and the fruit kind of comes back for a last gasp...old blackberry and spicy rhubarb pie. Held up extremely well in the decanter even after 3+ hours. I’d drink up, but it will certainly stay in this window for a while.

My contribution for the big celebration yesterday evening. This is drinking at its peak (in my opinion). It is a blend of new world Syrah with a core of northern Rhône/hermitage. It starts off with the typical classical funk that Cayuse is known for not but not super intense (that signature wet fox fur) alongside some stemmy notes and underripe black cherry. When it hits the palate, it really shines showing iron, teriyaki, and olive tapenade. The savoriness of these wines meshes well with the fruit as age sets in and the fruit kind of comes back for a last gasp...old blackberry and spicy rhubarb pie. Held up extremely well in the decanter even after 3+ hours. I’d drink up, but it will certainly stay in this window for a while.

Apr 27th, 2019
Mike R
9.4

Man I love this winery and their wines - all of them speak to me saying the immortal words of bob Marley - every little thing is goin be alright - yummy

Man I love this winery and their wines - all of them speak to me saying the immortal words of bob Marley - every little thing is goin be alright - yummy

Mar 11th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.0

Soft, flashy and delicious

Soft, flashy and delicious

Dec 19th, 2017
Brandon Sparks-Gillis

One of the first bottles that I coravin'd. Enjoyed 3 times since February, but it reached a new peak last night and today: so floral yesterday and meaty today.

One of the first bottles that I coravin'd. Enjoyed 3 times since February, but it reached a new peak last night and today: so floral yesterday and meaty today.

3 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2014
Allison Tauziet

Much more Southern Rhone than expected. Close my eyes and it's La Crau.

Much more Southern Rhone than expected. Close my eyes and it's La Crau.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2014
Greg Giere

Opened by Ben Smith during lunch today. Great purity of fruit with that trademark olive tapenade rocks funk. Showing very well.

Opened by Ben Smith during lunch today. Great purity of fruit with that trademark olive tapenade rocks funk. Showing very well.

1 person found it helpfulApr 12th, 2015
David Traynor

Assistant Winemaker Vin du Lac Winery

9.1

Yup, this happened. It was everything I expected. Perfect amount of funk and fruit.

Yup, this happened. It was everything I expected. Perfect amount of funk and fruit.

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2015
Connor McMahon

Smoked meats and olive tapenade

Smoked meats and olive tapenade

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.5

Stunning elegance and depth

Stunning elegance and depth

Mar 13th, 2017
Amber Fries

Communications Director for Duck Pond Cellars & Desert Wind Winery

8.2

Green olive, milk chocolate covered raisin...pretty standard Cayuse flavors. Already peaked in my opinion.

Green olive, milk chocolate covered raisin...pretty standard Cayuse flavors. Already peaked in my opinion.

Sep 23rd, 2016