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I had this wine over the weekend and liked it a lot! The color is lovely. There was not much of an aroma, but it had a nice sort of fruit forward f... Read more
Rim shows age, but the heart of the wine remains a bright ruby red. Some funk on the initial nose. Earth and fresh soil, some dried herbs and a b... Read more
A very nice and drinkable blend for it's price. A crowd pleaser on a budget. Read more
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I had this wine over the weekend and liked it a lot! The color is lovely. There was not much of an aroma, but it had a nice sort of fruit forward first impression with some nice vanilla finish. The taste was kind of unique and a surprise to me for the price and for the blend.
Rim shows age, but the heart of the wine remains a bright ruby red. Some funk on the initial nose. Earth and fresh soil, some dried herbs and a bitter rhubarb aroma nearly cover up the black cherry, currant and wild red berry and boysenberry notes. On the palate, a fresher tone is more apparent. Tart cranberry, pomegranate and currant up front. Strong minerality with heavy notes of graphite and iron. The darker fruits, I can only describe as "dirty". Some hints of black olive and black tea. This is newly opened with some aggressive swirling. -78 pts. 4/17/12
A very nice and drinkable blend for it's price. A crowd pleaser on a budget.
Picked this up at a local grocery store for $7.99 displayed as an 88-pointer... I've had some other Columbia Valley vintages so I thought this one would be fairly decent. It's a cab/merlot/syrah blend
External Reviews for Cayalla Red Blend Columbia Valley Rtw
Richly aromatic with layers of ripe berries and vanilla beans. Supple and generously textured with waves of black cherry and cocoa flavors supported by a foundation of earth and minerals. Soft, silky tannins are flanked by gentle acidity throughout the lengthy finish. pH: 3.69TA: 5.10Alc: 13.6%Syrah: 45%Merlot: 35%Cabernet Sauvignon: 20%Columbia Valley: 100%
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