• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • stormygirl wrote: 91 points

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

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  • Radboy wrote: 88 points

    June 20, 2019 - Ths just wasn’t cutting it on this night. Tasted more like a fine Beaujolais than a Syrah. Tight, lack of depth, unsophisticated. Drinking with a bunch of wine pros.we all agreed that this was surprisingly weak considering the pedigree. I have one magnum left and will hold for at least two years. Too early? Sorta corked? It is hard to say.

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  • WizardNeedsFood Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 28, 2019 - Enjoyed at El Gaucho. Classic Cayuse - richer than other bottles. Nose: ripe raspberries, Syrah funk, and slightly floral. Well-rounded, full-bodied, supple mouthfeel with plush raspberries, tapenade, minerality, *light* pepper. Delicious!

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  • golfdds wrote: flawed

    December 25, 2018 - Corked, unfortunately. Was so looking forward to drinking this with Christmas rib roast.

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  • GrandeSerataFuori wrote:

    November 22, 2018 - Corked.......or something

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 28, 2018 - Couldn't resist popping one of my four magnums tonight based on the recent tasting notes. Some delicious cookie dough here but still needs time to integrate. Pure, dark, chocolate blackberry licorice with light acid and tannins. Beautifully made with plenty of room for improvement.

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