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2009 Cayuse - Syrah Cailloux Vineyard

UNITED STATES / WASHINGTON / WALLA WALLA
abv 14.8%
  • 96 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 93319-2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    A hot vintage that has the grapes harvested mid-September, the 2009 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard offers lots of pepper, dried herbs, white flowers and black and red raspberry fruit to go with a gorgeously ripe, layered, full-bodied style on the palate. Slightly closed at the moment, with lots of structure, give it a few years and enjoy bottles through 2029.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good dark red. Aromas of raspberry, mocha, black olive and leather, plus a suggestion of apricot (from the 7% viognier component, no doubt). Rich in the mouth and impressively bright for the vintage, with complex fruit and mineral flavors framed and lifted by pepper, floral and spice elements. Very complex, dry and long syrah with superb fruit and grip. Christophe Baron told me that he did no leaf-pulling for syrah and then carried out a very gentle extraction: |like steeping tea.|
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Polished, effortless and juicy, with blackberry, currant, black olive and tar flavors, beautifully balanced to rotate all its facets as the finish keeps spinning. Harmonious and expressive.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drank with friends for dinner. Absolutely explodes out of the glass with its blueberry, meaty aromas. Similar flavor on the palate. Full bodied and and decent tannins to take away anything that might seem overdone. It was a huge hit with everyone. Excellent!
    Author: richie g
In a state most often associated with rain and apples, vineyards occupy more land each year. Nearly all of this vineyard expansion has taken place in the eastern part of the state, where arid, almost desert-like conditions prevail. Winters are harsh and frost is always a threat, but such conditions, along with sandy soils, have allowed most Washington vines to grow on their own rootstocks—a rarity among wine regions throughout the world. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 222 bottles owned
  • 61 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 61 collectors)