Cayuse The Lovers 2018 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Cayuse The Lovers 2018
SKU: 53188

Cayuse The Lovers 2018

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Robert Parker 94 Points "A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Syrah, the 2018 The Lovers sashays out of the glass with elegant and seductive notes of fresh, ripe blackberries, dusty plum, dark cherry and a delightful array of oak essences. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is open-knit with a juicy frame of fruit; it's accessible now and will continue to age gracefully for the next 10 to 12 years. Flavors of bitter dark chocolate, crème de cassis, dusty currant and baked earth express in the mouth with a food-friendly essence. The wine somersaults to an impressive finish with lingering notions of cinnamon, vanilla and dusty blackberries with a soft smoky essence. The wine rested for 22 months in approximately one-third new French oak vessels. Bravo, it’s delicious!" 

Jeb Dunnuck
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Based on 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Syrah, the deep ruby/purple-hued 2018 The Lovers offers a rocking, Pauillac-like bouquet of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, lead pencil, and earth. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, it has a terrific core of sweet red, black, and blue fruits, ripe tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's easily my favorite vintage of this cuvée to date, and it has another two decades of prime drinking ahead of it! This is a hard mailing list to crack, yet winemaker Christophe Baron continues to deliver the goods, releasing singular, exotic, incredible wines from his bevy of single vineyards in the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley. The 2018s show the rich yet focused, straight, elegant style of the vintage beautifully and are going to be incredibly age-worthy.

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Full medium red-ruby. Distinctly dark, pure aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet and wild mint. Suave and smooth on entry, then tightly wound and a bit imploded in the middle palate but already revealing lovely sweetness, balance and personality. The addition of a bit of Syrah has a softening influence on the Cabernet Sauvignon tannins. Still, this is higher-pitched and less open than the 2017 was at the same stage last year--more floral and fruity and less saline. Finishes with a late dusting of fine-grained tannins and excellent length.

Antonio Galloni
James Suckling
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Blackberry, blackcurrant, whole peppercorn, tobacco leaf, cocoa and stone on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, finely knit and well-integrated tannins. Plush and polished with a rounded, supple feel. Textured and refined. 89% cabernet sauvignon and 11% syrah. So delicious now.