Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The 2011 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard got a big |Awesome Wine!| in my notes. Almost Cornas-like with its meaty, exotic bouquet of black fruit, spice, olive, saddle leather and bloody meat, it has full-bodied richness, a layered, concentrated mid-palate and an overall beautifully fresh, energetic profile. Up there with, and possibly surpassing, the 2010, it will have 12-15 years or more of longevity. Drink now-2025.Drink Dates: 2013-2025
Vinous | Rating: 94(13.9% alcohol; the only one of these Syrahs that includes some Viognier'in this case 6%): Bright red-ruby. Vibrant, multidimensional nose offers scents of blackberry, raspberry, cracked pepper, soy sauce, iron and licorice, plus a whiff of game. Boasts superb energy and definition to its raspberry, mineral, black olive, pepper and game flavors and opens spectacularly with air to reveal a plusher texture. The explosive, rising finish leaves the palate echoing with salty black olive and raspberry flavors. This extremely young wine should be even more spectacular in five years' time. - Stephen Tanzer
Wine Spectator | Rating: 96Wine Spectator 2016 Top 100 #37
Broad and expressive, playing the cherry, raspberry and pear notes against fine tannins. Picks up tobacco, tar and mineral notes as the finish sails on. Has terrific presence without weight. Drink now through 2025. 846 cases made.Drink Dates: 2016-2025Author: Bruce Sanderson
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
- 184 bottles owned
- 53 collectors