2006 Cayuse - Syrah Armada Vineyard 750ml

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WS 97   WA 96   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

Silky, supple and complex from the first sniff to the last echo on the long, expressive finish, this drips with character, offering black olive-accented blackberry, plum and cherry fruit mingling with hints of unsweetened chocolate, bacon-stewed greens and haunting spices.

Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

Baron's 2006 Syrah Armada Vineyard displays bay, mint, and black tea accents to smoked meat, game, and concentrated, confitured dark berries. For all of its sheer confitured ' nearly confectionary ' sweetness, this preserves a remarkable (if for this address fairly typical!) sense of energy not to mention mouthwatering carnal depth in a superbly prolonged finish to which suggestions of peat, fruit pit, and stone add further complexity. Look for at least a half dozen years more of awesome performance.

Drink Dates: 2012-2018
Author: David Schildknecht
Issue: 204

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 98
Author: cpcolliton
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/25/2010

Rating: 97
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/11/2010

Rating: 93
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/10/2011

Average rating: 97, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

523 bottles owned by 187 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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