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Cayuse, 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2001
United States / Red

Cayuse, 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2001

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

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 Stephen Tanzer, The Wine Advocate:

"Full, deep red. Musky, raw syrah aromas of pepper, espresso, roasted herbs and crunchy berries. Sweet, rich, creamy and sexy, with a distinctly French texture. Still a bit reduced but already quite expressive, in the style of the vintage. Finishes with very suave tannins and excellent length. With 24 hours in the recorked bottle, this showed captivating aromas of raspberry, smoke and underbrush and a silkiness of texture that reminded me of a big Burgundy".

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
Winemaking
Aged in neutral vessels.