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Cayuse Vineyards Syrah 'En Chamberlin' 2020 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
appellation
Walla Walla
VM
96
WNR
96
WE
95
JS
95
JD
95
WS
92
Additional vintages
VM
96
Rated 96 by Vinous Media
The 2020 Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard is youthfully restrained, with a savory blend of cured meat, bacon fat, exotic spice and candied orange. This is savory, nearly sultry in style, with a salty flourish up front giving way to violet-laced black fruits and sour citrus. The 2020 finishes tannic and with a bitter tinge, leaving a chalky coating on the palate as tart blackberry notes fade. Today, the En Chamberlin holds its power in reserve. There is a very bright future here. ... More details
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Cayuse Vineyards Syrah 'En Chamberlin' 2020 750ml

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Professional Ratings
VM
96
WNR
96
WE
95
JS
95
JD
95
WS
92
VM
96
Rated 96 by Vinous Media
The 2020 Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard is youthfully restrained, with a savory blend of cured meat, bacon fat, exotic spice and candied orange. This is savory, nearly sultry in style, with a salty flourish up front giving way to violet-laced black fruits and sour citrus. The 2020 finishes tannic and with a bitter tinge, leaving a chalky coating on the palate as tart blackberry notes fade. Today, the En Chamberlin holds its power in reserve. There is a very bright future here.
WNR
96
Rated 96 by Winery
Rated 96 - The Cayuse ‘En Chamberlin Syrah’ was first produced back in 2002 when I was a college senior at Whitman College. Right now the nose is absolutely popping with bright re cherry and red raspberry, garrigue and stony notes alongside shades of charcuterie. The palate comes off very polished and viscous with serious verve and a gorgeous core of red and dark fruits. With more air this becomes more stony and savory, with salted green olive and white pepper notes as this beauty is going to gratify now and over the next few years. Drink 2023-2028. - Owen Bargreen
WE
95
Rated 95 by Wine Enthusiast
This full-bodied Syrah punches with bold blackberry and pancetta aromas, then soothes with notes of lemongrass tea and violets. Firm tannins support ripe black fruit flavors that are laced with saline and the lemony acidity of a cup of Kenyan black coffee. Enjoy now until 2032. (Cellar Selection)
JS
95
Rated 95 by James Suckling
Roasted thyme, gravy, salted plums, porcini mushrooms, mocha, black pudding and charred bark on the nose. Intense, ashy and meaty, with a medium- to full-bodied palate containing powerful smoky elements, all underpinned by firm and tight tannins. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try in 2024.
JD
95
Rated 95 by Jeb Dunnuck
Ripe black raspberries, iodine, spring flowers, gamey meats, and pepper all emerge from the 2020 Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard, a deeper, broader, medium to full-bodied Syrah with ripe, rounded tannins, a great mid-palate, and outstanding length. This meaty, gamey, complex, classic Cayuse Syrah is already approachable today but will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 15+.
WS
92
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Supple and rich, yet well-built, with pretty raspberry and cherry flavors highlighted by rose petal and crushed stone accents. Builds tension toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2031. 408 cases made.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
appellation
Walla Walla
Additional vintages
Overview
The 2020 Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard is youthfully restrained, with a savory blend of cured meat, bacon fat, exotic spice and candied orange. This is savory, nearly sultry in style, with a salty flourish up front giving way to violet-laced black fruits and sour citrus. The 2020 finishes tannic and with a bitter tinge, leaving a chalky coating on the palate as tart blackberry notes fade. Today, the En Chamberlin holds its power in reserve. There is a very bright future here.
green grapes

Varietal: Syrah

Whilst there remains plenty of debate over which is the 'correct' name for the Shiraz/Syrah grape varietal, nobody is in any doubt about the influence and popularity this grape has had over recent decades. For centuries, this varietal has been used in single variety and blended wines in the regions of France it is most closely associated with, yet the 20th century saw it become one of the definitive grape varietals of New World red wines, where its big, robust character and spicy, berry-rich flavors proved to be a hit with international audiences. Today, Shiraz/Syrah is said to be the seventh most widely planted grape varietal in the world, and is used for a remarkably wide variety of quality red wines – including still, sparkling and fortified varieties.
barrel

Region: Washington State

Washington state currently holds host to over six hundred wineries, each producing wines using the many classic grape varietals which flourish in the arid, dry region to the east of the Cascade mountains. Since the Washington wine industry began in the beginning of the 19th century, great efforts have been made to irrigate the semi-desert which makes up much of the state, and the results have been enormously successful in regards to creating an environment in which a wide range of grapevines can flourish. There are certain fine wineries in the wetter western region of Washington, although these make up less than one percent of the region's overall wine production levels. Recent decades have seen red wines becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and many of those produced in Washington are considered to be amongst the country's finest produce.
fields

Country: United States

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Walla Walla

Washington State's Columbia Valley is one of the United States' largest and most productive wine regions, and within the Valley itself we find the beautiful sub-region of Walla Walla, home to many of the country's finest red wines. The sub-region is a relatively small one, and a relatively young one, having only been producing wines for a century or so. However, the quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines to come out of Walla Walla has caught the attention of the global wine drinking community in recent years, and this has prompted expansion and overall improvement within Walla Walla, resulting in some truly spectacular wines which are the very essence of the region. Walla Walla benefits hugely from the hot weather and arid soils which typify the region, and which help the fine grape varietals which thrive there reach full ripeness each year.
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Varietal: Syrah

Whilst there remains plenty of debate over which is the 'correct' name for the Shiraz/Syrah grape varietal, nobody is in any doubt about the influence and popularity this grape has had over recent decades. For centuries, this varietal has been used in single variety and blended wines in the regions of France it is most closely associated with, yet the 20th century saw it become one of the definitive grape varietals of New World red wines, where its big, robust character and spicy, berry-rich flavors proved to be a hit with international audiences. Today, Shiraz/Syrah is said to be the seventh most widely planted grape varietal in the world, and is used for a remarkably wide variety of quality red wines – including still, sparkling and fortified varieties.
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Region: Washington State

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Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.
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