Red

2007 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 155

  • RJWallis Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 6, 2021 - Two and a half hour decant. Modest funk on the nose but unmistakably a Christophe wine. Beautifully elegant, the viognier smooths this amazing syrah wonderfully. Dark fruits, slightest tapenade notes.

  • norsktorsk wrote: 90 points

    March 9, 2021 - saddle leather for sure. not my fav but interesting

  • Decanting Queen Likes this wine:

    February 12, 2021 - My last bottle of this and similar to my August 20 note (94 score so still excellent). The fruit is so round, but great complexity with the stemmy and herbal coming through in a positive way. Possibly more savory than my previous bottle. Sadly, chose this one to share with Mark and HMC because it is the least funky Cayuse I have had (and those guys can’t handle funk) but it broke in the mail. Thanks Fedex—packages late and obviously really abused to demolish the plastic bottle cap. So Paul and I enjoyed it without them. Now I need to find another bottle.

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  • Ex-Ray Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 6, 2020 - Our last bottle. Compared it with my last five notes, from 2011-May, 2020. This is definitely not in the same category. Still excellent, but not in the same category as the previous bottles (must be this particular bottle, because the one we had 6 months ago was fabulous). No corky aromas, though. Just medium body, lacking some of the richness and body of the others, some bitterness on the late palate. Faded a bit on the second night.
    Ric

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  • Decanting Queen Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 16, 2020 - This was a much better experience than my last bottle of this wine. I think it may be due to leaving it at cellar temp for longer and not letting it get to warm during the decant. I found that as it warmed the stemmy/herbal/green notes became more prominent.
    Tonight this was a lovely wine with ripe juicy fruit, mushrooms and earth on the nose, all of the above on the palate with some licorice and spice. Not as savory as many Syrahs (again, I did not get any funk, blood, or olives). Smooth tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish. Great with and without food (lamb tonight)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/29/2011 (link) 96 points

    (Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard) Opaque red violet color; sexy, deep roasted plum, pepper, green peppercorn, tart black fruit nose; tasty, rich, plush, tart black fruit, roasted plum, pepper palate; medium-plus finish (decanted for 6+ hours)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/12/2010 (link) 94 points

    (Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard) Dark red violet color; pepper, tart black fruit, herbaceous nose; tight, tart black fruit, charcoal, pepper palate with balance; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/28/2009 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards Cailloux Vineyard Walla Walla Valley) A downright stinky nose with manure, burnt embers, and purple fruit. A well fleshed out, meaty palate dominated by olive flavors in its rich, expansive middle. Drinks like a well-cooked steak. 14.2% alcohol.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Cailloux Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Code 855152001760

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
  • In Cellars 760 (42%)
  • Consumed 1,034 (57%)

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