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2018 Cayuse "Camaspelo" Walla Walla Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1527012 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Lots of ripe cherries, mulberries, brambly herbs, tobacco, and earth emerge from the 2018 Camaspelo, although it's one of the more reticent, backward wines in the lineup and takes plenty of air to show at its best. 95+ Inner quote mark (5/2021)

95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of plums, currants, dried herbs, tangerine, gravel and spices. It’s full-bodied with silky, firm tannins and bright acidity. Intense and savory with rich yet balanced layers. Hints of chocolate at the end. A Bordeaux blend. Inner quote mark (6/2021)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Boasting a warm and generous nose that offers firm and expressive aromas of crème de cassis, black plum skin, dark cherry compote and spiced blackberry jus, the 2018 Camaspelo displays elements of resinous purple flowers and brown baking spices in the glass. Full-bodied and with silky tannins, the wine glides across the mid-palate with elegance and ease, leaving juicy flavors of macerating dark berries, cardamom madeleines and plum reduction. The wine has all of its elegance on display and concludes with an elongated finish that begs me back for another sip. The wine rested for 19 months in about 35% new French oak. It has me daydreaming of pan-seared Tomahawk chops. (AM) Inner quote mark (7/2021)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine has aromas that enchant, with notes of cigar box, savory herbs, cherry, wet stone and fresh flowers. It coats the palate from end to end, showing intensity and richness but still plenty of vibrancy. It's outrageously delicious now but will only pick up steam with some time in the cellar. *Cellar Selection* (SS) Inner quote mark (9/2021)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Elegant yet dynamic, with expressive wild berry, licorice and toasty spice flavors that glide on the long and savory finish. (TF) Inner quote mark (7/2021)

K&L Notes

Jeb Dunnuck writes in Wine Advocate: "Enough can’t be said about the quality coming from this estate, and Christophe Baron, who’s assisted by Elizabeth Bourcier, produces, in this reviewer’s opinion, some of the most distinctive and exciting wines on the planet. As I said last year, there’s no secret here, and Christophe simply has fantastic terroir, works his ass off in the vineyard (everything is farmed biodynamically), and then gets out of the way in the cellar." (06/2015)

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