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2010 Cayuse - Flying Pig

  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 130955-2010-750-0
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Moving away from the Rhones-styled efforts and the most up-front and perfumed of the Bordeaux blends (just ahead of the Widowmaker), the 2010 Flying Pig is a Cabernet Franc-dominated blend that incorporates 37% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon into the blend. Loaded with notions of cassis, dried flowers, saline-like minerality, exotic spice and damp earth, it flows onto the palate with a juicy, brilliantly focused profile, with a core of sweet fruit, full-bodied richness and no hard edges. Give it 3-4 years to fill out and enjoy it over the following decade. Drink 2017-2027.
    Drink Dates: 2017-2027
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (50% cabernet franc, 37% merlot and 13% cabernet sauvignon; 40% new oak; from a crop level of just one ton an acre, according to Christophe Baron): Good medium red. Perfumed nose offers boysenberry, raspberry, smoke, dried herbs and a whiff of pine needle. Sweet, juicy red berry and spice flavors are complicated by a woodsy nuance and sexy Taransaud oak notes. Boasts excellent clarity and lift for this bottling, not to mention a light touch. Really echoes on the bright, perfumed finish. Baron describes the 2010s as |focused, precise, fine-grained, fragrant wines.|
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Fresh and vibrant, pulsing with cherry, raspberry and spice flavors that glide onto a long and evocative finish. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2018
    Author: Harvey Steiman
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 25 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors