Cayuse Vineyards - 2017 - En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah - 750 ml.
Sub Region: Walla Walla Valley
Vintage: 2017 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedPerhaps you’ve heard the almost mythical story, how the brash, young French Vigneron visited the then little-known town called Walla Walla and fell in love with a few acres of seemingly useless, stone-covered farmland. While the nay-sayers nayed, Christop
The 2017 Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard is unmistakable on the nose, boasting an intensely framed Syrah that offers up generous and juicy dark fruit, framed by meaty, umami and savory expressions of olive tapenade, black pepper and charcuterie before drifting back to aromas of violets and lavender. Full-bodied and firmly structured, the wine is built like a tank, revealing layers of complexity and elegance that are supported by fine-grained tannins and rocky minerality across the mid-palate. With power and finesse, the wine somersaults in the mouth, before leading to a long, impressive conclusion that continues to develop in length. Only 365 cases were produced of this stellar wine. Yum! —Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate
James Suckling: 96
This red shows lots of smoked meat and spices, as well as dried-strawberry and raspberry character. Full-bodied, yet not overpowering, with creamy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Tightens at the end. Shows focus and intensity. —James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Shows fine detail and expression, with vibrant blueberry and raspberry flavors, accented by bacon fat, crushed stone and olive notes that gather richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2029. —Tim Fish, Wine Spectator