Cayuse Coccinelle Syrah 2003

Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

Price: $109.00
Item No. 91002
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

Cayuse produces some of the most sought-after Syrah's made in America, along with the likes of Sin Qua Non and Pax. We just got in a small amount of the 2003 vintage - here's your chance to try a bottle before this year's allocation is gone. Very limited!

Coccinelle means "lady bug" in French - an allusion to the multitude of helpful ladybugs that seem to be drawn to this biodynamically farmed vineyard. This 5.5 acre vinyard is planted with 100% Syrah in 1998 - only 176 cases were produced in 2003.

"Deep red-ruby. Black raspberry, gunflint and smoke on the nose. Sweet and lush but vibrant and suave, with a juicy elegance to the chewy red berry flavors. Finishes with a firm structure and sweet tannins. This may well merit a higher score as it gains complexity with more bottle aging."
-International Wine Cellar 92+

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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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