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Syrah 'Cailloux', Cayuse Vineyards

Syrah 'Cailloux', Cayuse Vineyards

Christophe’s first Walla Walla Valley vineyard, this 10-acre plot was the first vineyard planted in the stones of Milton Freewater in 1997, and produces the flagship Cailloux Syrah.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
Washington
Appellation:
Walla Walla
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
2021-09-23
Review:
Deep red-ruby. Musky aromas of dark berries, smoked meat, black olive, barbecue sauce, licorice and black pepper; perhaps a bit less floral than the 2017 bottling. Rich, savory and sweet on entry, then silky and refined on the palate, conveying a savory smoky/earthy aspect but also good tangy blackberry and pepper energy, with a note of olive tapenade running through the wine. A wonderfully rich and seamless yet weightless Syrah with no edges whatsoever. Very Rocks in style, but more complex than most examples from this small appellation. Finishes with a fine dusting of broad tannins and lively, mounting, palate-staining length. Perhaps a bit more easygoing than the 2017. (Tasted June 2021; Published September 2021)