Red

2011 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • randyjc wrote: 91 points

    September 27, 2020 - So, this is plenty yummy. Loaded with flavors of blackberry, red raspberry, nice acidity. It’s pretty mellow for age 9. Nice cut of acidity and a good finish. Just that I expected a bit more - I’ve had maybe six of these over the last few years and this seems a little bit plain.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • michigan dogs Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 8, 2020 - nice wine, but I thought boring, which is rarely the response to a Cayuse. There was some of the Cayuse funk and smoke, but not overpowering. Balanced and smooth, but not what I hoped for. I dropped out of their club and do not regret it. I have to agree with Familydoc's note. I still have a number of Cayuse wines so I am hoping for better.

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  • familydoc wrote: 91 points

    August 30, 2020 - An interesting Cayuse experience, but at the price... I dunno.

    It's a more austere Cayuse then we've had before, the nose really just didn't seem to open up and remained sheep butt and vanilla, eventually giving a big of green olive, but the nose never had much fruit and wasn't as complex as previous I've had

    It tasted good, dark fruit, vanilla, funky on the finish.

    I'm kind of over Cayuse now. At this price...you can buy a lot of really much more delicious if slightly fewer tertiary notes. I've got other vintages in the cellar but I'm not sure I'm going to bother anymore, I'm kind of over it.

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  • thebonnydooner wrote: 91 points

    August 16, 2020 - Exact same note as the prior bottle - thought 91 points before I opened my prior note and the comments were spot on for this bottle as well. Good consistency, if a little lacking in expression.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Grape_ape Likes this wine:

    June 23, 2020 - Pleasantly surprised by this, as I went in thinking it was going to be a bit bigger and riper than it was. A bit funky on open, but this was drinking well and open for business. Meaty, dark fruit, some northern rhone characteristics. Really nice balance.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cailloux Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Codes 400123656724, 852282002094

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 32 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,124 (63%)
  • Consumed 627 (35%)

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