Cayuse Vineyards

Cailloux Vineyard Syrah

9.561 ratings
9.424 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Broken record, I know, but these wines are just mesmerizing and right up my alley. I’d say this is drinking close to its apex, and that the overwhelming funk you get when young has become more integrated. Olive tapenade, cherry jerky, soy, and peppercorn crusted rhubarb aromatics. Gorgeous floral lift on the palate showing whole cluster flair. Added notes of potpourri, herbs de Provence, smoked meat, mulberries and raspberries. So complex. Thanks @Keith Fisher .

Broken record, I know, but these wines are just mesmerizing and right up my alley. I’d say this is drinking close to its apex, and that the overwhelming funk you get when young has become more integrated. Olive tapenade, cherry jerky, soy, and peppercorn crusted rhubarb aromatics. Gorgeous floral lift on the palate showing whole cluster flair. Added notes of potpourri, herbs de Provence, smoked meat, mulberries and raspberries. So complex. Thanks @Keith Fisher .

Feb 28th, 2020
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Happy #winewednesday everyone! Since it’s #wawinemonth we decided to crack open this 2011 Cayuse Syrah from the Cailloux Vineyard.
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2011 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
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The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Oregon, United States of America
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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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94 Points
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Happy #winewednesday everyone! Since it’s #wawinemonth we decided to crack open this 2011 Cayuse Syrah from the Cailloux Vineyard.
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2011 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard
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The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater, Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Oregon, United States of America
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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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94 Points
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#cayusevineyards #cayuse #cultwine #wawine #syrah #shiraz #viognier #redwine #wine #tastingnote #wines #redwines #washingtonstate #winegasm #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #winelover #winelovers #winerylovers #94MDPoints #Millennialdrinkers
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Aug 28th, 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
Connor McMahon

Smoked meats and olive tapenade

Smoked meats and olive tapenade

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Karl Ziegler

Pretty bad ass... Little bit young.

Pretty bad ass... Little bit young.

Feb 25th, 2015
Kent Waliser

Needs time but big potential. Compared to older version from 2006 which was superb.

Needs time but big potential. Compared to older version from 2006 which was superb.

Dec 24th, 2014
Joe Lucca

Needed plenty of time in the decanter. Savory roasted meat juices, a mild barnyard funkiness, sage, thyme, and mixed olives. Some juicy black cherry pushing against the meaty, rich flavors. Awesome acidity and balance. This is the way to do Washington Syrah.

Needed plenty of time in the decanter. Savory roasted meat juices, a mild barnyard funkiness, sage, thyme, and mixed olives. Some juicy black cherry pushing against the meaty, rich flavors. Awesome acidity and balance. This is the way to do Washington Syrah.

Sep 21st, 2017
Jeffrey Long

After 1-2 hours in a decanter. Licorice, light asphalt, and dried herbs. Paired well with quail in black pepper sauce at a dinner celebrating the second annual Raymond Lecture.

After 1-2 hours in a decanter. Licorice, light asphalt, and dried herbs. Paired well with quail in black pepper sauce at a dinner celebrating the second annual Raymond Lecture.

Oct 1st, 2016
Kareem Burke

Drinking and celebrating with my Wife after seeing Roc96 by Madeworn

Drinking and celebrating with my Wife after seeing Roc96 by Madeworn

Sep 25th, 2016
Veronica Miller

yum :)
at plates restaurant

yum :)
at plates restaurant

Dec 25th, 2015