Red

2007 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 81

  • Otaku Oenophile Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 13, 2019 - Second bottle was more black olive, meaty with currants and blackberries. Guessing it was just that day or bottle to bottle variation.

  • Otaku Oenophile Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 9, 2019 - At first it comes across as an obnoxious fruit bomb from K Vintners(nothing against them but some of their syrahs comes across this way) but that blows off after a few hours and gets more balanced and complex.

    Fresh strawberries and red currant on the attack with some game and garrigue on the mid palate, hints of black olive. Finish is decent.

  • Dale M wrote: 94 points

    September 3, 2018 - 3rd and final bottle of the 07 EC. P&P and very trademark En C notes were in full force, smoked jerky, blood, spices, and even a little pickle juice - you know the drill.... The vanilla bean aspect of my last bottle 3 years ago was gone and or integrated - very calm and civilized and very smooth to drink. At the end of the date, Iā€™m still not sure how much they improve with age but they certainly evolve - and are pretty fun to enjoy during all aspects of the life span.

  • TheFrog Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 26, 2018 - Great smokiness with lather and a lot of nobility... Great to drink now

  • Ron Slye Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 23, 2018 - Typical black olive on the nose, with some funkiness and violet, but pretty subtle and well integrated. Still very dark in the glass, with 1 mm at most of meniscus. Palate is a bit bitter at the moment ā€“ almost like burnt rubber near the finish. After a few minutes of air the nose is becoming more complex. After half hour or so the bitterness is receding. (I really do think these need a good deal of time in the bottle to become ready to drink.) After an hour, this is really singing. The bitterness is all but gone (a slight echo is there, but that is really it). After a few hours, there has continued to develop ā€“ the nose is more forest leaves and burnt wood, with a strong overlay of rubber, olives, and brambles; notes of bright brambly red fruits on the palate, with some subtle tannins and still a subtle bitterness near the end. The latter knocks this down a bit for me. Curious to see if this integrates better in a few years.

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link)

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

    (Cayuse Vineyards En Chamberlain Vineyard Walla Walla Valley) A funky, aromatic nose with mushroom, earth, mineral, streaky red fruit, floral notes, and healthy dose of black pepper. Thick and intense on a palate that has a perfect polish to it and is almost impenetrable. The palate shows lots of sliced black olives and pepper. The finish is seemingly endless. 14.6% alcohol.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard En Chamberlin Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 15 (1%)
  • In Cellars 484 (48%)
  • Consumed 517 (51%)

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