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Cayuse Cailloux Syrah 2009

Cayuse Cailloux Syrah 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

Price: $149.00
Item No. 121170
  • WS96
  • RP95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP98
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Winemaker's Notes

#22 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

Cayuse 100% estate wines include four vineyard designated Syrahs. These highly stressed vineyards average a yield of only two tons or less per acre, resulting in wines true to each vineyard's unique terroir.

Critical Acclaim

"Polished, effortless and juicy, with blackberry, currant, black olive and tar flavors, beautifully balanced to rotate all its facets as the finish keeps spinning. Harmonious and expressive."
96 Points

"The latest installment of Cayuse' largest-production, their 2009 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard – vinified largely in foudre and aged in previously used demi-muids – features lightly-stewed cherry and purple plum laced with cinnamon stick and clove; garlanded in violet and acacia that point to the inclusion of Viognier; and underlain by salivary gland-engaging roasted but still bloody red, organ-like meaty savor. (And speaking of organs, there is a reverberative pedal-point of low-toned flavors here that engenders an awesome sense of depth.) Sappy and intensely-concentrated yet possessed of an admirable, almost uncanny sense of buoyancy; ultra-dense yet remarkably fine-grained, this adds black pepper and tar from the classic Syrah playbook to its long litany of flavors and lusciously long and vibrant finish. It’s easy to see how this would please a wine grower who reveres Noel Verset."
95 Points

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Learn About Cayuse

An adventure in the new world Christophe Baron grew up among the vineyards and cellars of his family's centuries-old Champagne house, Baron Albert. His sense of adventure, however, led him to become the first Frenchman to establish a winery in Washington State. While visiting the Walla Walla Valley in 1996, Christophe spotted a plot of land that had been plowed up to reveal acres...

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Learn About Walla Walla Valley

So nice, they say it twice... Sharing part of the valley with Oregon, Walla Walla is on the southeast side of the Columbia Valley. It is primarily red grape land, with Cabernet Sauvignon leading in the vineyards, followed by Merlot and the ever-growing and very popular, Syrah. In the 1990's, as Washington State was gaining more acclaim for its red wines, Walla Walla was...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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