Cayuse Vineyards

Cailloux Vineyard Syrah

9.438 ratings
9.510 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matt

Raspberry, stems, coffee, hung meat, asian spice, orange peel, tapenade, blood and stones. Feral, wild, moderate frame and earthy with a freshness to it. As always a layered and lengthy wine that evolved gloriously over dinner. The firm tannin profile and amount of perfume gave this a distinctive old school feel.

Raspberry, stems, coffee, hung meat, asian spice, orange peel, tapenade, blood and stones. Feral, wild, moderate frame and earthy with a freshness to it. As always a layered and lengthy wine that evolved gloriously over dinner. The firm tannin profile and amount of perfume gave this a distinctive old school feel.

Jun 11th, 2022
LM Segal

Cayuse was, for an 🇺🇸 Syrah, subtle and Old-worldish. Serious stank of barnyard and sweaty undergrowth, but after an hr, this opened up and smoothed out. Smoked meat, iron, beef blood. Green tapenade. Some Asian spice. Tangy but silky red fruit. Felt more Hermitage than WA. Wonderful.

Cayuse was, for an 🇺🇸 Syrah, subtle and Old-worldish. Serious stank of barnyard and sweaty undergrowth, but after an hr, this opened up and smoothed out. Smoked meat, iron, beef blood. Green tapenade. Some Asian spice. Tangy but silky red fruit. Felt more Hermitage than WA. Wonderful.

Jan 1st, 2021
David L

WNH virtual tasting. 13’ Cayuse Cailloux. From Christophe oldest vineyard. Black raspberry, Orange blossom, matchstick, touch of white flower crosses the palate. Fine tannins. Meat, coffee, green olives finish to it that lingers for upwards of a minute. Just a touch more expressive then the 12. Both 95+ points.
No need to wait, drinking now.

WNH virtual tasting. 13’ Cayuse Cailloux. From Christophe oldest vineyard. Black raspberry, Orange blossom, matchstick, touch of white flower crosses the palate. Fine tannins. Meat, coffee, green olives finish to it that lingers for upwards of a minute. Just a touch more expressive then the 12. Both 95+ points.
No need to wait, drinking now.

Aug 30th, 2020
Andrew Holloway

Meats, olives and lovely fruit

Meats, olives and lovely fruit

May 2nd, 2016
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.6

Head exploding Syrah with a little Viognier in there as well. Concrete ferment, slaps you in the face with barnyard. Dirty, dirty girl. Awesome balance, tannins are not assertive at all.

Head exploding Syrah with a little Viognier in there as well. Concrete ferment, slaps you in the face with barnyard. Dirty, dirty girl. Awesome balance, tannins are not assertive at all.

Jan 11th, 2016
Raul Puga

Really delicious

Really delicious

Jan 4th, 2021
Chris England

A wine I’ve been eager to try & found cheaper in 🇪🇸 vs 🇬🇧 @ €140 - Very Côte Rotie esq & a rather superbly made 🇺🇸 wine 😉 oh & Mrs E enjoyed in the hotel hot tub 😁 as you’ll see if you scroll on Instagram ⏩

📍 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard 2013

🏵 95 points w/ more on age potential

💥 13.8% ABV

🍇 Syrah co-fermented with 5% Viognier

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Loaded with smoked dry cured Iberian ham, cherry cola, dirty muddy piggy 🥓 & rock minerals w/ peppered raspberry liquorice, cocoa, olive tapenade, oak & black berries - just fabulous 😍

👄 Med+ body of chocolate infused blackberry & dark spiced cherry w/ wild sharp raspberry & herbs in med acidity

🎯 Long blackberry/raspberry/cherry mocha boom boom w/ a touch of dryness

A wine I’ve been eager to try & found cheaper in 🇪🇸 vs 🇬🇧 @ €140 - Very Côte Rotie esq & a rather superbly made 🇺🇸 wine 😉 oh & Mrs E enjoyed in the hotel hot tub 😁 as you’ll see if you scroll on Instagram ⏩

📍 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard 2013

🏵 95 points w/ more on age potential

💥 13.8% ABV

🍇 Syrah co-fermented with 5% Viognier

🍷 Opaque blackened ruby

👃 Loaded with smoked dry cured Iberian ham, cherry cola, dirty muddy piggy 🥓 & rock minerals w/ peppered raspberry liquorice, cocoa, olive tapenade, oak & black berries - just fabulous 😍

👄 Med+ body of chocolate infused blackberry & dark spiced cherry w/ wild sharp raspberry & herbs in med acidity

🎯 Long blackberry/raspberry/cherry mocha boom boom w/ a touch of dryness

Oct 12th, 2018
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This wine has its own ballad. It's smoked sausage, fresh roses, some fois gras for sure... Red fruited touch mostly dark cherries. Very unique profile

This wine has its own ballad. It's smoked sausage, fresh roses, some fois gras for sure... Red fruited touch mostly dark cherries. Very unique profile

Mar 11th, 2018
Eric L.

There was an awful lot of “Cayuse funk” at first, but after a few hours it settled into a very nice, elegant, balanced Syrah.

There was an awful lot of “Cayuse funk” at first, but after a few hours it settled into a very nice, elegant, balanced Syrah.

Oct 7th, 2017
Alexander Vadas

Channeling northern Rhone

Channeling northern Rhone

May 22nd, 2017