Red

2004 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 86

  • PJRONeill wrote: 94 points

    August 11, 2020 - I've been a fan of the older ex cellar releases from Cayuse (I've also had the 2000 Coccinelle) precisely because they allow those of us who only got on the list within the last 10 years an opportunity to see what extended age does for these wines.

    To my palate they age beautifully and I'm coming to the view that their syrahs really do need 10 - 15 years to settle into themselves. The "funk" has become beautifully integrated and the wine has lovely depth and richness without being heavy. Plenty of acidity to balance the fruit, the bottle was a great match with grilled pork kebabs.

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  • Winning_Wines Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 22, 2020 - Another Cayuse syrah that doesn't disappoint. PnP, it was rich with meaty funk, olive, dark fruit, and tobacco. Tannins have completed rounded out and fully integrated. I love aged Washington syrahs and it is hard to find a better example of why outside of this bottle. It's definitely still in its peak drinking window, but I don't see it declining for several more years.

  • dederer wrote:

    July 25, 2019 - This was a confusing bottle. It tasted just ok after about an hour decant but nothing special - maybe 88. We moved on to a 2010 Dominus which was far superior and left the Cayuse for a night. Day two it had evolved tremendously into a spectacular bottle - maybe 95. We decided against finding out what happened on day three.

  • rinnocenzi Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 19, 2019 - Fantastic wine. Drinking beautiful right now.

  • tjross Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 2, 2019 - Short decant. Consumed with steak with Gary and K after a day of tasting at JC (meatball) and Latta. Fragrant, full of life, balanced, smooth. A bit too jammy and sticky.

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

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

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    4/24/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards Cailloux Vineyard Walla Walla Valley) Light and garnet colored. An outrageous nose that jumps out of the glass, slaps you in the face and grabs you by the nose. Reminiscent of a Pinot on the aromas with barnyard, a vegetable medley, and iron. Later, bacon fat and tomato emerge. Round and generous and very well balanced. The wine doesn’t have a finish. It just continues endlessly. Syrah co-fermented with 4% Viognier.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Washington State Wine, Episode #177, 2/6/2007 (link) 92 points

    (CAYUSE CAILLOUX SYRAH) #5; COLOR-extremely dark; NOSE-skittles rainbow, massive tropical fruit; TASTE-firm tannins, really nice interesting firm tannins, chocolate & smokey on the finish, paintballs filled w/ fruit flavors exploding in your mouth, real nice wine, can get this profile in other wines, not as profound as the Chamberlin; GV-92

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cailloux Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 240 (37%)
  • Consumed 401 (62%)

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