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2019 Cayuse The Lovers

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February 12, 2023 - $76



95James Suckling

Rounded aromas of black cherries, iodine, nutmeg and dried flowers. Medium-bodied with soft, silky tannins. Juicy and fresh red fruit on the palate with good length, evolving into ground spice and black tea. Briny. Nicely nuanced.

95Jeb Dunnuck

...plump, juicy, more forward wine offering lots of red and black currant fruits, notes of tobacco leaf, sweet earth, and graphite, medium to full body, and a rounded, textured, already delicious style on the palate.

93The Wine Advocate

The nose offers aromas of juicy, dark blackberry skin, a fresh element of dusty plum blossom and a soft savory essence. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a bright flavor profile with flashy black raspberry and blackberry tones before a delightful umami character appears across the mid-palate. The wine glides to a long, spicy and dusty finish with lingering notions of sandalwood and a firm, dusty and tannic edge.


United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.