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Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Armada Vineyard 2010

Member Review by Philip James:

Great, rich nose with bright top notes. Deep, plummy notes mixed with a dark earthiness. Lilacs and violet petals. Silky smooth finish, with warming tannins and a sweet rich fruity licorice finish.

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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

Member Reviews for Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Armada Vineyard

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Snooth User: Philip James
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Vintage: 2006 09/29/2010

Great, rich nose with bright top notes. Deep, plummy notes mixed with a dark earthiness. Lilacs and violet petals. Silky smooth finish, with warming tannins and a sweet rich fruity licorice finish.


Snooth User: Downingj
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Vintage: 2006 09/29/2010

Mixed berries on the nose, on the palate the wine is intense but smooth with finely integrated tannins


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Vintage: 2008 09/20/2012

The Rhone-style wines begin with the 2008 God Only Knows Grenache, a wine raised in neutral oak puncheons. Fragrant cherries, garrigue, lavender, and exotic spices inform the nose of a silky, complex, beautifully proportioned wine that will deliver p... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Grenache wine from Washington in USA. 2008 Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Armada Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 09/28/2010

The Rhone reds begin with the 2006 Grenache God Only Knows. Dark ruby-colored, it exhibits a sensational bouquet of mineral, underbrush, mushroom, bright cherry and raspberry aromatics. Incredibly intense, vibrant, and lingering on the palate, this s... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Grenache wine from Washington in USA. 2006 Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Armada Vineyard 750ml



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