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Tasting Notes

WA100

The 2005 Syrah Armada Vineyard is the wine of the vintage. Incredible on all accounts, with jaw-dropping purity and complexity in its chocolate covered fruits, truffle, roasted herb, smoke and beef-blood-driven bouquet, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, stacked and concentrated mid-palate and still present, yet sweet tannin. One of those rare wines that can marry incredible decadence with incredible purity and elegance, drink it anytime over the coming 15+ years.

WS92

Deft, crisp and open-textured, unfurling its mineral- and olive-accented cherry and spice flavors. All of it mingles expressively on the refined finish. Best from 2010 through 2015.


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The Winery

Cayuse Vineyards

"Cayuse is no longer a secret and it may be America’s toughest mailing list to crack....but do whatever it takes to get your hands on a few of these gems."
- Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate

Cayuse Vineyard’s winemaker, Christopher Baron, a Champagne native, raised by a family of vignerons, had a hankering for somewhere perfect to plant Pinot Noir. He traveled all over the world to find his ideal site, and he found a neglected cherry orchard in Walla Walla, Washington that was littered with stones. These baseball size stones covering the soil reminded him of Châteauneuf-du-Pape changing his dream to plant Syrah.

Now, his five specific vineyards cover 41 acres produce mainly Syrah along with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Roussanne, Tempranillo and Viognier. Now owning three brands: Cayuse, Horsepower, and No Girls, all wines are made from each estate vineyard that practices bio. These are some of the most highly sought-after, professional palate impressing wines ever to come out of Washington.

www.cayusevineyards.com



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