CAYUSE "Cailloux" 2018
Wine Region: Washington - USA
Tasting notes: "Co-fermented with 6% Viognier, the 2018 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard begins with dusty and smokey expressions of cured meats, black pepper and blackberry compote. Medium to full-bodied, the wine displays a ripe yet firm character with impeccable mineral tension, elements of smoked lavender and roasted herbs before dusty plum and black cherry skin sway with an umami essence and succulent, fine-grained tannins. Concluding with a long-lingering, evolving finish, the Syrah will have no problem aging past its 15th birthday. The wine spent 19 months in approximately 12% new French oak. Bravo, it's delicious. Only 10,320 bottles were made." - Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate
About the winery:
Cayuse is a domain located in the Stones of the Walla Walla Valley. Over the past 20 years, Christophe Baron has made it his mission to craft food-friendly wines of incredible depth, individuality and character - all from fruit grown entirely using biodynamic farming methods. Originating from Champagne, Christophe is the first Frenchman to establish an estate domain in Washington.
The Wine Advocate: 95/100