2009 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard


  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2021
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • cwiebe Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 28, 2014 - This is an epic wine. Opened 4 hours ahead of time, on opening the Cayuse funk was unmistakable, but it blew off after about an hour and the nose turned to green olives and later to a dark fruit nose. The palate is a very rich, very complex mix of olives, blue fruit and black fruit with a healthy dose of spice. Finish is incredibly long, the flavor just continues within the mouth and throat for minutes. Given the time from open to imbibing, this has lots of time to go, but this bottle was in a great spot with the long open.

  • Radboy wrote: (95 points)

    November 14, 2014 - This wine has it all. Brine, black olive, blackberries, hints of cinnamon and cardoman, green olive, earth, gravel, rocks...who the hell knows what else. Good stuff!

  • mulder Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 28, 2014 - Beautiful nose of mineral, cured meats, iron, lavender, and black fruit. Palate is an attack of olives, deep red strawberries, cured meats, funk, and savory notes.

  • redzins Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 31, 2014 - Deep Purple, complex aromas of black and red berries with a bit of chocolate and leather. Aromas continued into the flavors, with a long finish on integrated tannin structure.

  • JohanPe Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 17, 2014 - Another wonderful Syrah from Walla Walla Valley. Purple flowers, vanilla, herbs, plums, some dark chocolate, burnt coffee and a distinct note of spices. Very complex and interesting nose, great.
    A massive palate with similar notes, heat of spice and some alcohol in the aftertaste together with rosemary and thyme-plants. This wine screams for meat. A truly wonderful wine. Note to self; compared to the Reynvaan In the Rocks '10, which have a "meatier"profile, this is more about spice and heat.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2012, Issue #165 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) 98 points

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    11/30/2012 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards En Chamberlain Vineyard Syrah Walla Walla Valley) Dark in color. Arresting aromas of bloody beef, mushroom, and savory notes. Coats the palate from end to end with soft, savory flavors with incredible intensity and length. Among the best from the 2009 vintage. 100% Syrah. 314 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 14 (2%)
  • In Cellars 484 (81%)
  • Consumed 102 (17%)

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