2016 Cayuse "Flying Pig" Walla Walla Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1390805 96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A blend of 49% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, brought up in 40-50% new demi-muids, the 2016 Flying Pig has a fabulous nose of black cherries, cassis, white chocolate, tobacco, and rose petal. Complex, perfumed, and just singing on the nose, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It's going to age beautifully. 96+ Inner quote mark (4/2019)

94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Flying Pig is scented of red and black fruit—black cherry and dusty plum skin—with a seductive floral tone and elegant oak spices mingling on the nuanced and savory nose. Clean and correct on the palate, the wine has a real focus on quality and freshness, with a rocky mineral tension on the mid-palate. It ends with a complex finish, as cassis, minerality and finely structured tannins all compete for your attention. Only 217 cases were produced. (AM) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This has a distinctive, meaty edge with pepper-dusted cassis and mulberries that lead to a palate that has medium body and a fresh, long and juicy resolve at the finish. Inner quote mark (4/2019)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright red. Restrained aromas of cassis, crushed blueberry, licorice, black tea, orange peel and dark chocolate. Then very dense and tightly wound but with surprising subtle sweetness to its savory flavors of cassis, licorice and violet. Perhaps most impressive today on the firm, lingering finish, which displays sexy oak tones but little of the cocoa powder quality often contributed by Taransaud barrels. Aeration brought an intriguing floral high note. (ST) 93+ Inner quote mark (12/2019)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This wine is a blend of 49% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of green pepper, savory herb, cherry, peat and earth are at the fore. The palate is more fruitful than this area often is and also brings a considerable amount of tannic structure for the region. A fruit and savory finish ends it. (SS) Inner quote mark (10/2019)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Supple and sleekly complex, with expressive red currant, smoked pepper and black olive notes that race toward polished tannins. (TF) Inner quote mark (7/2019)

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