Notes from the producer:
"Perhaps you’ve heard the almost mythical story, how the brash, young French Vigneron visited the then little-known town called Walla Walla, and fell in love with a few acres of seemingly useless, stone-covered farmland. While the nay-sayers nayed, Christophe Baron deftly turned that field of stones into the acclaimed Cayuse Vineyards. And the rest, as they say, is history—and a whole lot of spectacular wine.
Cayuse is a domaine located in the Stones of the Walla Walla Valley. Over the past 20 years, Christophe has made it his mission to craft food-friendly wines of incredible depth, individuality and character—all from fruit grown entirely using biodynamic farming methods."
Vintage notes from Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate:
"The first vintage from the vineyard, the fully mature 2000 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is still drinking beautifully today, with a youthful ruby color, lots of currants, cassis, dried spices, chocolate and peppery aromatics, full-bodied richness, and an elegant, silky, integrated texture. Co-fermented with 4-5% Viognier, with around 40% stems, and aged in one-third new French oak, there’s no need to delay gratification here. It's a classic Syrah from this vineyard that’s drinking at point".