2010 Cayuse "The Lovers" Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah (750ml)
2010 Cayuse "The Lovers" Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah (750ml)

2010 Cayuse "The Lovers" Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah (750ml)

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95 points Wine Advocate

A new wine and Christophe’s take on a Cab/Syrah blend, the 2010 the Lovers is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Syrah and comes from the Cayuse and En Cerise Vineyards. Really showing Syrah character, with loads of blackberry, smoked meat, spice, chocolate and mineral aromas and flavors, it flows onto the palate with a full-bodied, mouth-filling and supple texture that partially conceals the wines underlying tannic structure. Already approachable due to the fruit and texture, it nevertheless has an age-worthy feel and should see its 20th birthday in fine form. (JD)  (6/2013)

93 points Vinous

Good bright, deep red. Dark cherry, plum and redcurrant on the nose, complicated by leather, smoke and game; smells like a Bordeaux from the '60s. Silky, round, plush and deep but with terrific lift to the lightly saline flavors of red fruits, spices and black olive. Really compelling sweetness here without any residual sugar. Pure silk on the horizontal, very long finish, with pliant tannins thoroughly coated by fruit. (ST) 93+  (11/2013)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

It’s a young, forward wine, with mixed red and purple fruits—a comfortable fit in between the Widowmaker Cabernet and the single vineyard Syrahs. It displays the spice, earth and umami flavors of the Syrah, with the structure and leafy green accents of Cabernet Sauvignon. (PG)  (12/2013)

91 points Wine Spectator

Firm in texture, with a taut feel to the dark berry and smoke flavors, hinting at grilled pepper notes as the cherry-infused finish lingers narrowly. (HS)  (8/2014)