Red

2008 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • bablues wrote: 95 points

    April 7, 2019 - Finished off bottle from Coravin, decanted for about an hour. Very similar to previous notes, although seemed to be in more balance, although a tad lighter. Seemed to have a bit more acidity and the fruit brighter than previous.

  • Radboy wrote: 97 points

    March 22, 2019 - An absolutely stunning wine that is ready to drink now. The last few years have softened the edges to create a wine with both finesse and sophistication. A remarkable initial whiff of tobacco started the show. Hell yes!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • d'Artagnan wrote:

    November 9, 2018 - Diner à l'État Major (9 novembre 2018): Un nez caoutchouc brûlé, une bouche gourmande, ronde, un peu sucreuse, ça fait très syrah nouveau monde, je croyais même à un australien. Je ne lui ai pas trouvé la finesse et l'intérêt d'autres cuvées du domaine.

  • Bladams13 Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 25, 2018 - My takeaway is about the same as Radboy’s 11/17 note. Really long on the finish. I had a bottle in 4/17 slow oxed for a couple hours and followed for 3 hours. It never reached a peak and was just starting to come around near the end. This time a wide bottom decant was singing at about 2 hours, much better result. An outstanding bottle of wine, without a doubt.

  • tomlee wrote: 96 points

    May 17, 2018 - Blood red in color. 14.6% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, olive brine, charcuterie and minerals. Big, brooding and complex. Perfect acidity. Cherry liqueur, saline, grilled meats and a little cracked black pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish with some pronounced tannins. Deceptively young for a wine with 10 years of bottle age. What a stunner. Best over the next 2-4 years.

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    9/22/2011 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards Syrah En Chamberlain Vineyard Walla Walla Valley) Intoxicating aromatics of blood, tar, iron, smoked meat, and a subdued funk. The palate has an incredibly textured feel full of minerality that is somewhere between crushed stone and liquid rocks. An incredibly long (30-60 second) finish. 100% Syrah. 296 cases produced.

  • By Sean Sullivan
    3/26/2010 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards En Chamberlain Vineyard Syrah Barrel Sample Walla Walla Valley) Wow! Earth, blood, and smoked meat on a nose that is already alive and rising out of the glass. The palate is about as close to perfect as I can imagine. I marked this as three stars in my notes, something I can’t remember having done previously. 100% Syrah. 14.6% alcohol. To be released in 2010.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard En Chamberlin Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 396 (56%)
  • Consumed 302 (43%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Hamburger, pork shoulder/corn risotto, Prime Rib slow cooked on a Big Green Egg (Christmas dinner), truffle fries

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