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Cayuse, 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2003
United States / Red

Cayuse, 'Cailloux Vineyard' Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2003

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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 Paul Gregutt, The Wine Advocate:

"Incredible fruit intensity. Cranberry, pomegranate and cherry meet rock, gravel and pepper. Lovely focus and purity; it's concentrated and tight, with a minerality that is compelling and distinctive. The best yet from Cailloux. Syrah is co-fermented with 4 or 5% Viognier. It's a world-class effort, still quite young and tight, but built for beautiful aging".

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.