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Community Tasting Notes (10) Avg Score: 92.1 points

  • Tannins fully resolved, but still feeling a bit of heat as the alcohol is on the high side.
    loaded with black fruit, with hints of tar and coffee.
    Got a unique funk to it, is it Cayuse funk? i've not had many widowmaker before.

    Tasty but it is expensive.

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  • Wow, best wine in awhile. Fruit of cherries blackberries and currants with an earthy finish Withana hint of chocolate

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  • Initially unimpressed. No Cayuse funk and very one dimensional. But nose had funk. Drank over next several days and it improved remarkably. First the funk arrived along with tannins then both quietened down and delicious black fruit became prominent. Nice nose and finished. Medium becoming full bodied over the several days of drinking. We were very pleased in the end.

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  • This was a good solid wine, nothing overly amazing. It had more of the softness of a rich merlot rather than a typical cab profile. Not as complex as I was hoping. The tannins were pretty subdued; there was some acidity. The wine was much better with food. In fact we were drinking it with the 2011 Horsepower Tribe Syrah, which was amazing on its own (definitely a cousin to Bionic Frog), but the Horsepower was shut down a bit by the food. Maybe the Widowmaker needs more time (it was opened 2 hours before serving, and decanted at that two hour mark and drunk over the next 2-3 hours.) Nose of slight blueberry, brambly, even a bit of rotting garbage/fruit (as Jason said, in a good way,to which I agreed). The palate also had that slight blueberry, but not lots of complexity or depth. Solid, not amazing.

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  • one of my favorite bottles this year. decanted 2 hours - lots of fruit, minerals, thick but not syrupy. delicious

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Cayuse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Widowmaker En Chamberlin Vineyard Walla Walla Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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