Cayuse Armada Syrah 2003 Front Label
Cayuse Armada Syrah 2003 Front Label

Cayuse Armada Syrah 2003

  • RP99
  • WE97
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • RP97
  • JD97
  • JS95
  • WE93
  • JD98
  • RP98
  • JS97
  • WE96
  • WS93
  • JS97
  • RP97
  • RP99
  • WE93
  • WS92
  • RP95
  • WE94
  • WS93
  • RP96
  • WE95
  • WS93
  • RP97
  • WS94
  • WE93
  • WE97
  • RP97
  • WS93
  • RP97
  • WE97
  • WS93
  • WE97
  • RP95
  • WS92
  • RP98
  • WE97
  • WS90
  • RP99
  • WS97
  • RP100
  • WS92
  • RP98
  • WS92
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $199.00
Try the
199
199
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Thu, Oct 29
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The wine itself is beautifully perfumed, plush, super-rich, with layers of sweet black and blue fruits.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Baron’s last Syrah is the 2003 Syrah “Armada Vineyard” which spent 2.5 years in puncheons obtained from Cote-Rotie’s Rene Rostaing. The Armada Vineyard is the most densely planted in the Walla Walla AVA. The wine itself is beautifully perfumed, plush, super-rich, with layers of sweet black and blue fruits. This Syrah is at a level of quality achieved only by Sine Qua Non and Alban in the United States, by Chris Ringland in the Barossa, and by Guigal and Chave in the northern Rhone.
WE 97
Wine Enthusiast
A truly stunning wine of amazing complexity. It has layers of depth rarely found in any Washington wines, beginning with dense black fruits, black licorice, smoke, pepper and charcoal. The trademark Cayuse herbal/green tea elements are there also, more as hints than as layers. The aging in big neutral barriques has buffed it out; as it breathes in the glass the wine opens beautifully, gaining flesh and density. A genuine tour de force, deeply aromatic and fascinating.
View More
Cayuse

Cayuse

View all products
Cayuse, Washington
Cayuse  Winery Image

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 of softball-sized stones. This stony soil, this terroir, was just like that of some of the most prestigious French appellations. The difficult ground would stress the grapevines, making them produce more mature, concentrated fruit.

He named his vineyard after the Cayuse, a Native American tribe whose name was taken from the French cailloux--which means, rocks. Hours of back-breaking work later, Cayuse Vineyards has become five vineyards encompassing 41 acres.

The majority is planted with Syrah, and the rest dedicated to Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, Tempranillo and Viognier. All of the vineyards are planted in rocky earth within the Walla Walla Valley appellation. Cayuse was the first winery in Washington State to use biodynamic farming methods.

Image for  content section
View all products
Image for  content section
View all products
CKTARMADA_2003 Item# 123287

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 10/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...