Red

2007 Cayuse God Only Knows

Grenache

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • recotte wrote:

    April 12, 2011 - This is one of the most unusual wines I've ever had. If you're looking for a New World more fruit-forward drinker, this ain't it.

    I knew this was going to need some air time, so I got home from work, opened the bottle, poured a glass, then went to run some errands. I made the mistake of sniffing and sipping right away. Serious brett on the nose, with an extra helping of barnyard on the palate. Not my cup of tea, and I'm not encouraged, worried that it's something that I'm really not going to like.

    Run errands, mind on this bottle the whole time.

    Got home a couple hours later, and woah, what a difference. Throughout the evening, the nose didn't change dramatically. Softened some, but maintained the brett which slightly dominated the fruit. I've never had something where the nose was so different from the taste of the wine, which had opened up and was, well, amazing. And it kept evolving throughout the night, highlighting different elements. Really chewy flavors, lots of earthy tones and red berries... but more. Nice and smooth, but in no way velvety, with a medium-long finish.

    I did not want to put my glass down, and only the need to take care of my kids kept me from polishing off the entire bottle tonight. I'm showing massive restraint in that I'm saving some for tomorrow to see what else it holds in store.

    What a stunner. Not for everyone, but it's floating my boat.

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  • bmilesfl commented:

    5/11/11, 7:26 PM - That's a Cayuse for you! This was similar to my first bottle of wine from this winery. If you can get past the barnyard funk, it is truly a great, great wine.

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