US-CAY-21-16

‘Flying Pig’, Cayuse Vineyards

This wine is a blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Christophe Baron has mentioned that the Cabernet Sauvignon has been added to create the backbone of the wine. The wine was aged for 8 months in 30% new French oak prior to bottling.

Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
United States
Region:
Washington
Appellation:
Walla Walla
Variety:
Blend - Bordeaux
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic

Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
93-95
Review:
The Merlot-dominated cuvée is the 2016 Flying Pig, another deep purple/ruby colored Bordeaux blend that’s up-front, expressive, and showing beautifully. Plums, chocolate, charcoal, fireplace, and tobacco leaf notes all flow to a full-bodied, seamless, silky Merlot that has fine tannin and terrific purity of fruit. Like all of these 2016s from Christophe, it’s beautifully balanced and has a forward, charming style that just begs to be drunk.