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Wolf Wines USD 139.00 750ml

Cayuse Syrah Walla Walla Valley Cailloux Vineyard 2001

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93 points Wine Spectator: Lithe, elegant style lets its plum, berry and smoky bacon flavors rocket over the palate into a long, refined finish. A plush, deep wine that manages to achieve a remarkable sense of weightlessness. Drink now through 2011. 137 cases made. (8/31/04)

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Cayuse Vineyards:
Cayuse is a winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. It was founded in the late 1990s by winemaker Christophe Baron, son of Champagne producers for Baron Albert. On a visit to the area in 1996, he stumbled upon an unsullied bit of rocky soil on the Oregon side of the Washington/Oregon border. He suspected this territory had vast similarities in terroir and climate with some of the most pres... Read more
Cayuse is a winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. It was founded in the late 1990s by winemaker Christophe Baron, son of Champagne producers for Baron Albert. On a visit to the area in 1996, he stumbled upon an unsullied bit of rocky soil on the Oregon side of the Washington/Oregon border. He suspected this territory had vast similarities in terroir and climate with some of the most prestigious French regions in the Rhone valley and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Ignoring naysayers, he acted on his intuition and decided to establish vineyards. These types of conditions force vines to dig deep for moisture, resulting in concentrated, structured fruit. He named the wine for the Cayuse, a Native American tribe, themselves named after the French word “cailloux” (“rocks”). The vineyards are mostly planted with Syrah, with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvedre, Roussane, Tempranillo and Viognier. Shortly after Baron produced his first vintage, he garnered top ratings from the likes of Robert Parker, and Cayuse became a sought after cult wine. The vineyard settlement he founded is now referred to as the “Rocks” area of the Walla Walla valley. Cayuse is also the first winery in the region to practice biodynamic viticultural methods, beginning in 2002.  Read less

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Snooth User: cgplayer9
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05/10/2012

This was a wonderfully complex wine, with core of blue and blackberries, good mix of spices, overtones of meatiness, leather adn cigar box. Long, spicy finish and silky tannins. This wine still has several good years left.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

The red cherry-scented 2001 Syrah Coccinelle Vineyard is medium to full-bodied sweet and packed with cherry flavors. This fruit forward wine also possesses a structured finish. Drink it over the next 5 years Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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93 points Wine Spectator: Lithe, elegant style lets its plum, berry and smoky bacon flavors rocket over the palate into a long, refined finish. A plush, deep wine that manages to achieve a remarkable sense of weightlessness. Drink now through 2011. 137 cases made. (8/31/04)

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