Red

2007 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • rhalbert wrote: (97 points)

    December 1, 2014 - Absolutely incredible with the braised short ribs!!

  • Ex-Ray Likes this wine: (98 points)

    November 24, 2014 - At dinner with '04 Bonny's Vineyard. This completely overshadowed it. The color was dark garnet, completely opaque. The nose extremely pronounced and complex, of smoke, leather, earth, typical of Northern Rhone's best. Very concentrated and full-bodied, but incredibly smooth, balanced, viscous, and rich. Dark berry flavors with smoky, earthy notes. Very long aftertaste, only a slight hint of tannin on the aftertaste. This is perhaps our favorite Cayuse syrah, remarkable and consistent every time we've had it. Perfectly drinkable now, but should hold another few years. It won't get any better, though!
    Ric

  • cpsmith33 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 7, 2014 - Didnt love as much as the last one.
    Maybe too tight or harsh at the end.
    Great Walla Walla funk and blueberry, olives.
    Smooth and rich but not over the top.

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  • cpsmith33 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 1, 2014 - Similar comments to ewsds...very nice for its style.

  • ewsds wrote: (96 points)

    March 28, 2014 - Gave it an hour in the decanter before trying. On the nose there's a lot of funk, with tobacco, blue fruits and minerality. On the palate it's a tour de force of rich savory blue and black fruits with an unctuous/umami characteristic that can be so prominent in top northern Rhone and in the best Walla Walla ("Rocks" area) wines, of which this is one. Smooth, rich, savory and lengthy; it doesn't get much better than this.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, Issue #153 (link)

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/28/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards En Chamberlain Vineyard Walla Walla Valley) A funky, aromatic nose with mushroom, earth, mineral, streaky red fruit, floral notes, and healthy dose of black pepper. Thick and intense on a palate that has a perfect polish to it and is almost impenetrable. The palate shows lots of sliced black olives and pepper. The finish is seemingly endless. 14.6% alcohol.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard En Chamberlin Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (2%)
  • In Cellars 556 (67%)
  • Consumed 256 (31%)

Food Pairing

Braised Rabbit

Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  15 votes