Cayuse Impulsivo Tempranillo 2006

Tempranillo from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

Item No. 127878
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • Green wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP97
  • ST92
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Critical Acclaim

"My candidate for Best Domestic Tempranillo. Admittedly, it is a rather short list but consider that its real competition is Pingus or Contador. The 2006 Tempranillo Impulsivo En Chamberlin Vineyard is a dense, brooding effort with savory, sweet, layered fruit, an exotic perfume, and an elegant personality. Impeccably balanced and long."
97 Points

"Good full ruby-red. Roasted blackcurrant, blackberry and dark cherry on the nose, complicated by bitter chocolate, game and pepper nuances; there's something almost syrah-like here. Denser and creamier in the mouth than previous vintages of this wine, with a slightly exotic, liqueur-like quality to the black cherry, truffle and licorice flavors. Finishes with a firm tannic spine. Baron describes this as "a Toro style of tempranillo," taking the analogy one step further by recommending serving it with roasted goat and herbs. The best yet under this label."
92 Points

Learn About Cayuse

An adventure in the new world Christophe Baron grew up among the vineyards and cellars of his family's centuries-old Champagne house, Baron Albert. His sense of adventure, however, led him to become the first Frenchman to establish a winery in Washington State. While visiting the Walla Walla Valley in 1996, Christophe spotted a plot of land that had been plowed up to reveal acres...

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Learn About Walla Walla Valley

So nice, they say it twice... Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah. In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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