Red

2007 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • 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.

  • Vinsant wrote:

    March 18, 2014 - Funkadelic and tight. Black and blue fruit, spice and slight oak, veggies, smoke, olive, and peppered meat. Matched nicely with lamb Ragu. Enjoyable but I'm giving my other bottle a few years of sleep before I open.

  • PhillyOutWest Likes this wine: (95 points)

    March 15, 2014 - WOTN during a Cayuse dinner that included Armada, Lovers, En Cerise, Frog and Cailloux.

    Funkified Cayuse with crushed dark berries and metallic blood. Great bottle and excited to have the 08 & 09 Still sleeping in the cellar.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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

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 568 (69%)
  • Consumed 240 (29%)

Food Pairing

Braised Rabbit

Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  15 votes