Cayuse En Cerise Syrah 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Washington

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Item No. 127856
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • Green wine
  • RP96
  • WS93
  • WE92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • RP97

Critical Acclaim

"The 2004 Syrah “En Cerise Vineyard’s multidimensional perfume of pain grille, plums, blueberry, spice box, and leather leaps from the glass. This is followed by a wine with remarkable depth and concentration, a muscular, broad-shouldered wine with huge fruit encapsulated in a velvet jewel-box of a personality."
96 Points

"A bit tight on the nose, but the mineral-accented cherry and pomegranate flavors spread across the palate, hinting at espresso as the finish persists against superfine tannins."
93 Points

"Here’s a strong whiff of what Cayuse’s Christophe Baron calls the “good funk,” augmented with a blast of black pepper, meat and blood. There’s wild herb lurking in the background also, and as the Syrah opens up slowly in the glass it develops a powerful green tea scent. But what a glorious, pungent, earthy and sensuous mix of flavors, wild, organic and fascinating."
92 Points

"Good deep ruby-red. Explosive, musky aromas of black raspberry and bacon fat. Lush, suave and sweet, with deep flavors of currant and woodsmoke. ("This cuvee has gained in weight in recent vintages," notes Baron.) Finishes with very fine-grained tannins and lovely subtle reverberating sweetness. This rather seductive wine actually began with good minerally restraint, then expanded impressively with extended aeration to show a penetrating and very fresh raspberry fruitiness. "
91 Points

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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