Cayuse The Lovers 2017 - Station Plaza Wine
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Cayuse The Lovers 2017
SKU: 09109

Cayuse The Lovers 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand Cayuse
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2017 The Lovers checks in as a normal blend of close to 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Syrah and offers lots of darker currant and smoked blackberry fruits as well as ample licorice, graphite, and gravelly minerality. It's a good counterpoint to the more ethereal Camaspelo and shows a more masculine, concentrated style that's going to reward bottle age. Do your best to hide bottles for 3-5 years and it will shine for 15-20 years or more.

April 15, 2020
Wine Advocate
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A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Syrah, the 2017 The Lovers offers up aromas of blackcurrant and dark plum with tobacco, before revealing subtle graphite and dried herb expressions before hinting at a rumor of black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the wine opens to a gracefully balanced structure that is framed by succulent tannins, where the wine is made more complex by the sensation of baked earth and cassis flavors across the mid-palate. Lingering long, the wine finishes with elements of black raspberry, savory spices and dusty lavender. 190 cases produced.

Anthony Mueller, August 13, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for 87% of this wine, with the rest Syrah. Aromas of stone, tobacco, peat, herb, plum and cherry lead to a somewhat lighter styled but almost creamy-feeling palate, full of mouthwatering cherry, plum, earth and savory flavors.

Sean Sullivan, October 1, 2020