Cayuse Vineyards Wallah Wallah Special Series #6 Syrah 2014
The 2014 Cayuse Wallah Wallah Special #6 is a stunning expression of Syrah from this iconic Washington State producer. The nose is rich and intense, with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and smoked meat complemented by hints of black pepper and dried flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and powerful, with flavors of dark fruit and savory spices wrapped around a core of firm tannins and bright acidity. The finish is long and focused, with layers of fruit and spice unfolding over time. This is a wine that will reward cellaring for many years to come.
This wine — only released in magnum — comes from a blend of vineyards across the portfolio. The aromas pop, with complex notes of stems, nori, sea salt, green olive, fire pit, tapanade, flowers and mineral. The smoked meat, firepit and stem flavors are intense and savory, drawing out on the finish.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
Only released in special vintages, as well as only in magnum, the 2014 Syrah Wallah Wallah Special #6 is about as Northern Rhône as it gets. More rounded, sexy and voluptuous than the other cuvees, with full-bodied richness and silky tannin, it reminds me of the Burgundian style of wine from Jean-Louis Chave. Violets, crushed rocks, graphite, smoked earth and beautiful black fruit notes emerge from this sensual, elegant, ethereally textured beauty. It might be my favorite Special cuvee to date. It's already beautiful, but it will keep for two decades or more. - Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck