International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Good dark red-ruby. Raspberry, game, licorice and rose petal on the vibrant nose. Suave and energetic, displaying outstanding floral lift and a light touch to the raspberry, spice and game flavors. Finishes with superb clarity and length. The finest and most complex tempranillo I've tasted to date from Cayuse: this beauty reminded me of a top vintage of Pesquera.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: November/December 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97The 2010 Impulsivo showed similar to my review in 2013, with lots of cedar, spice-box, dried rose petal and sweet cassis and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, ripe and concentrated, it never seems over the top, has building tannin and a fresh, focused feel that carries through the finish. It's a brilliantly balanced 2010 that will have 20-25 years of overall longevity.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Vibrant, supple and expressive, with blackberry and licorice flavors shaded by wafts of smoke and black olive. A stony note chimes in on the lingering finish.Author: Harvey Steiman
In a state most often associated with rain and apples, vineyards occupy more land each year. Nearly all of this vineyard expansion has taken place in the eastern part of the state, where arid, almost desert-like conditions prevail. Winters are harsh and frost is always a threat, but such conditions, along with sandy soils, have allowed most Washington vines to grow on their own rootstocks—a rarity among wine regions throughout the world.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 63 bottles owned
- 21 collectors