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Cayuse Syrah Armada 2005

Your Price: $250.00

Producer: Cayuse Vineyards
Optimum drinking: 2018-2030
Rating: 100 -
Grape varieties: Syrah 100%
Winemaker: Elizabeth Bourcier
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley, Washington State
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Cayuse owner/winemaker Christophe Baron is a cult personality in Washington county. Twenty years ago the then young French travelling vigneron turned a field of stones in little known Walla Walla into one of America’s finest vineyards. The terroir reminded him of the cobblestones of the southern Rhône Valley and Châteuneuf-du-Pape, and he has been crafting spectacular Rhône inspired reds ever since. These wines are very hard to come by and available through Cayuse’s mailing list only.

”the wine of the vintage. Incredible on all accounts, with jaw-dropping purity and complexity in its chocolate covered fruits, truffle, roasted herb, smoke and beef-blood-driven bouquet, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, stacked and concentrated mid-palate and still present, yet sweet tannin. One of those rare wines that can marry incredible decadence with incredible purity and and elegance.

"Enough can’t be said about the quality coming from this estate, and Christophe Baron, who’s assisted by Elizabeth Bourcier, produces, in this reviewer’s opinion, some of the most distinctive and exciting wines on the planet. As I said last year, there’s no secret here, and Christophe simply has fantastic terroir, works his ass off in the vineyard (everything is farmed biodynamically), and then gets out of the way in the cellar.”

Please note; bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Cayuse Syrah Armada 2005
Cayuse Syrah Armada 2005