Cayuse En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
The 2017 Syrah en Chamberlin Vineyard is unmistakable on the nose, boasting an intensely framed Syrah that offers up generous and juicy dark fruit, framed by meaty, umami and savory expressions of olive tapenade, black pepper and charcuterie before drifting back to aromas of violets and lavender. Full-bodied and firmly structured, the wine is built like a tank, revealing layers of complexity and elegance that are supported by fine-grained tannins and rocky minerality across the mid-palate. With power and finesse, the wine somersaults in the mouth, before leading to a long, impressive conclusion that continues to develop in length. Only 365 cases were produced of this stellar wine. Yum!
More tapenade, dried herbs, chocolate, sweet mulch, and sweet black fruits emerge from the 2017 Syrah En Chamberlin, a medium to full-bodied, ripe, powerful 2017. With building tannins, a plump, expansive mid-palate, plenty of classic Rocks funk, and a great finish, it doesn't quite have the precision of the En Cerise yet is more sexy and opulent. It benefits from a decant if drinking any time soon and will evolve gracefully for 15 years.
Shows fine detail and expression, with vibrant blueberry and raspberry flavors, accented by bacon fat, crushed stone and olive notes that gather richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2029. 365 cases made.
The aromas jump out of the glass, with notes of earthy funk, heaping amounts of wet stone, butcher shop, smoke, black pepper and salami. Earth-shaking fruit and savory flavors follow. A light medicinal streak runs through it. It's a primer on what this estate is all about.