April 21, 2019 - Note was written later. Although packed with flavor more elegant and less extracted than some of my other Cayuse wines. I agree that the funk is there but well integrated and not overdone. I just hope this indicates that with age it will lighten up in my younger bottles of Cayuse wines. Very nice bottle, went well with food. Very well put together.
April 21, 2019 - More elegant and peppery than your standard Cayuse. Took a minute to open up. Tobacco, meaty, beef blood, Rhône central. Dark dark red berry. Leather. Bacon fat. Love it. Amazing. Cayuse funk is there but in check.
March 23, 2019 - This is the oldest Cayuse Syrah I've had, and it has aged wonderfully. The smoothness and maturity were impressive, and the classic BF characters were only slightly subdued. Overall, the wine is fantastic and remarkably different than the feisty younger vintages I've had recently.
January 18, 2019 - Lyon and Woodward Frenzy (Woodyville): My WOTWeekend! Great depth and SOooo complex. I think 10 people in a room could name 5 descriptors each and there would be little overlap. The Cayuse funk is there but hides in the shadows of the dark fruit and savories. Wow again: 96+. Now-2025
December 27, 2018 - Happy 15 years Elizabethy!
December 16, 2018 - An incredible experience. Was intense and “smack you in the face” upon opening, but evolved quickly over the next 30 minutes. I decanted for an hour or so and put back in the bottle. The nose immediately reminded me of burnt earth, leather, black olives, layered with a sweet plum and dark cherry. On the palate, it was more the same but my God this is complex. Blood, more olive tempanade comes to the party with a bit of rosemary and a hint of fresh cut grass layering beneath the deep dark fruits. Body is perfect and the length is medium long. What a great showing. Lovely.
May 1, 2018 - Let breathe for 90 minutes. What other wine tastes like this? It has a definite Northern Rhône meaty, leathery, earthy aspect, but just uniquely its own wonderful thing.
April 20, 2018 - Funky with dark intense fruit on the nose that had blackberry, blueberry and some meaty licorice notes with a long lingering rich finish
April 1, 2018 - Served with roast leg of lamb
Lots of savory notes with olive, saline notes and a long , memorable finish.
Hard to deny the uniqueness and quality here.
Will buy again.
March 13, 2018 - Typical BF, nice charred meat but just a bit shy of the opulence and depth that the 2009 had.