Cayuse Vineyards Impulsivo Tempranillo 2016
The Cayuse Impulsivo 2016 offers a bold and distinctive expression of Syrah, displaying intense aromas of blackberry, black cherry, and smoky charcuterie. The palate is full-bodied, layered with flavors of dark fruit, black pepper, and a hint of smoked meat. The tannins are firm and grippy, providing a structured framework that promises excellent aging potential. This wine represents the winery's commitment to crafting terroir-driven wines that showcase the unique character of the Walla Walla Valley.
The chimney, funk, earth, mineral, fresh tobacco, peat and spice aromas draw you into the glass. The fruit and savory notes are elegant but flavorful, with a long finish capping it off. The balance is impressive. Sean P. Sullivan
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
With only three acres dedicated to Tempranillo, the 2016 Impulsivo comes from the En Chamberlin vineyard. 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. Only 243 cases were produced. - Reviewed by Anthony Mueller