2012 Cayuse Wallah Wallah Special #4

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
Drink between 2021 - 2033 (Edit)
CT93.1 27 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 21

  • hiker_guy Likes this wine:

    September 6, 2021 - Took about 2 hours to open up.
    Ultra funky upon opening but the funk blew off after a couple hours. Dark notes with an earthiness to it.

    Palate was pure choke cherry dark fruit and tartness with minerality and length. Nice complexity and I enjoyed it. A couple Cayuse skeptics in the group were converted to admirers.

    Paired with pork ribs and a homemade BBQ sauce and it was nicely paired.

    Would buy again.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cubswinws Does not like this wine: 86 points

    May 25, 2021 - Wild and wooly. Just too much funk for me and the family. Even day#2 was too much.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • beezer6 wrote: 95 points

    March 21, 2021 - Meetup at Eddie Ishaq's (Eddie's Crib): Awesome showing.
    Classic Cayuse uber funky styling. Nice under ripe cherries and stewed veg.
    Long finish with a bitterness that everyone enjoyed. Killer juice.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • bubbachumps wrote: 93 points

    December 12, 2020 - Very unique and complex nose with notes of bacon, animal fur, earthy-peat-like note and some minerals. Smooth and nice tension on the palate. Very interesting and tasty wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • stormygirl wrote: 91 points

    July 5, 2020 - Smoky, black currents, dark berry. Drinking very well especially considering this was a magnum.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Washington Turns Up the Heat (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Wallah Wallah Special #4
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (2%)
  • In Cellars 534 (70%)
  • Consumed 213 (28%)

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93% Like It  15 votes

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