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Cayuse, Impulsivo 2012

Your Price: $185.00
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Producer: Cayuse Vineyards
Optimum drinking: 2018-2030
Rating: 99 -
Grape varieties: Tempranillo 100%
Winemaker: Elizabeth Bourcier
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley, Washington State
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Cayuse Vineyards Impulsivo 2012 is a Spanish-inspired red – as popular as it is spectacular - one of America’s iconic cult wines.

Owner/winemaker Christophe Baron is a cult personality in Washington county. Twenty years ago the then young French travelling vigneron turned a field of stones in little known Walla Walla into one of America’s finest vineyards. The terroir reminded him of the cobblestones of the southern Rhône Valley and Châteuneuf-du-Pape, and he has been crafting spectacular Rhône inspired reds ever since. These wines are very hard to come by and available through Cayuse’s mailing list only.

"...flirts with perfection is the 2012 Impulsivo. Showing the heights Tempranillo can hit in Washington State, this blockbuster offers tons of purple fruits, crushed rocks, exotic spice and spring flower characteristics to go with a full-bodied, fabulously concentrated, structured feel on the palate. What really sets this apart is the purity of fruit. In addition, this cuvee ages brilliantly.

"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.”

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Cayuse Impulsivo 2012