Cayuse Syrah Walla Walla Valley Cailloux Vineyard 2006
The Cailloux Vineyard Syrah is Cayuse's flagship wine with aproduction of over 700 cases and was the first vineyard planted byChristophe in 1997. Another stunning effort in 2006 with classic blueberry,blackberry and spiced notes to the nose. Great expanse, that will develop gameyhints and soften with time. The palate offers waves of black fruit withsweet tannins and real energy and freshness. This hedonistic effort will need afew years in bottle and drink for a decade. Stunning.
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The first of the Syrahs is the saturated purple 2006 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard (with 4% Viognier in the blend). It displays a Cote-Rotie-like nose of smoked meat, game, and bacon with a dollop of burnt sugar and blueberry making an appearance. Layered, plush, and super-rich, this full-bodied, pleasure-bent effort has exceptional length. Difficult to resist now, it can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years.
COLOR-extremely dark; NOSE-skittles rainbow, massive tropical fruit; TASTE-firm tannins, really nice interesting firm tannins, chocolate \& smokey on the finish, paintballs filled with fruit flavors exploding in your mouth, really nice wine.