2018 Cayuse 'Impulsivo' Tempranillo Walla Walla Valley

$149.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JD96

You’re not impulsive just because you make great decisions so quickly. After all, there won’t be enough of this 96-Point Tempranillo to grace everyone’s glass this year, so it would be madness to wait! Pure cassis and black raspberry fruits dance with dried flowers, herbs and tobacco. Christophe Baron was the first Frenchman to establish a winery in Washington state and he’s since proven that some impulses are worth following through on.

Varietal:
Tempranillo
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Walla Walla Valley
SKU #:
1046423
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD96

Jeb Dunnuck

Showing beautifully, with pure cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as loads of dried flowers, cedar, tobacco, and dried herbs, the 2018 Impulsivo is medium to full-bodied and has a seamless, elegant texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It shows more meaty, almost bloody nuances with time in the glass, and it's certainly a singular expression of Tempranillo. The tannins are present yet polished and ripe, and it has a great mid-palate as well as the balance and elegance to drink nicely today yet also improve with short-term cellaring and keep for two decades.