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Cayuse, 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2005
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Cayuse, 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2005

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Tannins

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:

"98 Points. Similar to the ’06, the 2005 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard was the first wine to be made at the new wine making studio located near the estate vineyards (prior vintages were made at Pepper Bridge). It’s a big, rich, powerful Syrah that offers lots of dark fruits, currants, chocolate and crushed rock-like minerality to go with a full-bodied, deep, chewy and structured profile on the palate. It too will have 20-25 years of ultimate longevity."

Country
United States
Sub-Region
Walla Walla
Region
Washington
Varieties
Syrah
Farming
Organic and biodynamic
Soil
Cobbly loam alluvial fan soils comprised of Blue Mountains basalt and loaded with iron, magnesium and calcium