The 2016 The Tribe Vineyard Syrah is a show-stopping bottle from Cayuse Vineyards. Planted in 2009, The Tribe Vineyard is a 3.5 x 3.5 spaced vineyard that is entirely planted to Syrah. This immediately begins to impress, as it offers remarkably complex aromatics of blackberry cobbler, hoisin sauce, wet stones and a seaweed character that all come together and shine brightly. On the palate this displays a wonderful combination of weight and texture, as well as amazing finesse and tension. It goes on to impress with its fantastic flavor profile of black fruits and umami which are underlibed by gorgeous minerality leading up to the finish. This is absolutely outstanding today, however this beautiful Syrah should also continue to evolve beautifully over the next ten to fifteen years.
||Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley