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Cayuse Vineyards Cailloux Vineyard Syrah

Cayuse Vineyards
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionWashington State
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionWalla Walla Valley
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Cayuse Vineyards' Cailloux Vineyard Syrah is a heralded Washington State wine that represents the apex of New World Syrah. Crafted by the biodynamically-driven Cayuse Vineyards, this single-vineyard Syrah hails from the Walla Walla Valley, a sub-appellation increasingly celebrated for its unique terroir. The Cailloux Vineyard features cobblestone soils, akin to the stones found in the Rhône Valley, offering exceptional drainage and minerality. Winemaker Christophe Baron employs minimalistic techniques, including native yeast fermentation and aging in custom French oak barrels, to let the vineyard’s character fully express itself. Read more
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  • Well-integrated tannins provide structure and balance
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User Rating:

4.4
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Expert Rating:

4.8

Wine Expert Note:

Cayuse Vineyards Cailloux Vineyard Syrah is a highly regarded wine that showcases the exceptional quality of Syrah grapes grown in the Walla Walla Valley of Washington State. This wine is known for its elegance, complexity, and age-worthiness. On the nose, you can expect intense aromas of dark fruits such as blackberry and black cherry, accompanied by hints of smoked meat, black pepper, and dried herbs. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a well-balanced acidity. Flavors of black fruits, cured meat, and savory spices dominate, with a touch of minerality adding depth to the wine. The Cailloux Vineyard Syrah is known for its remarkable aging potential, often developing additional layers of complexity and nuance over time. It pairs exceptionally well with grilled meats, game dishes, and hearty stews. Read more
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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