Cayuse Vineyards - 2016 - En Chamberlin Vineyard Impulsivo Tempranillo - 750 ml.
Sub Region: Walla Walla Valley
Vintage: 2016 - 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, Christophe Baron deftly turned that field of stones into the acclaimed Cayuse Vineyards. And the rest, as they say, is history—and a whole lot of spectacular wine. Cayuse is a Domaine located in the Stones of the Walla Walla Valley. Over the past 20 years, Christophe has made it his mission to craft food-friendly wines of incredible depth, individuality, and character—all from fruit grown entirely using biodynamic farming methods.
The nose is scented of red fruits—spiced red plums and dark cherries—with an oaky and mineral core. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and precise, with balanced tannic structure and ripe, juicy richness across the mid-palate, finishing long. This wine will age well, as it shows power and a soft, silky elegance on the finish. —Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate
James Suckling: 94
This is tight and polished with impressive density and balance for the age. Chocolate, berry and cherry character. Medium-bodied now. Tight and very refined tannin texture. Love the length and finish. Touch of salted licorice makes it so interesting. From En Chamberlin Vineyard. Drink or hold. —James Suckling, jamessuckling.com