Deep garnet-purple in colour. The bouquet is expressive with notes of cracked black pepper, black cherry and an array of dried herbs. The palate has an incredible spicy character. So much going on here. Silky, fruit-soaked tannins. The supple dark fruit is accented by peppercorn, dried ginger, bay leaf, basil and oolong. Umami notes on the finish.
Cayuse Cailloux Vineyard Syrah
for the equivalent of £136.65 a bottle
Grower: Cayuse Vineyards
Grape Variety: Syrah / Viognier
Style: Earthy and Savoury
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley – Washington
Alcohol: 13.6% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
There is something enchanting about pure terroir. You inhale it, you taste it in the glass and it can be haunting beyond belief. Such is true with the wines by superstar vigneron and Walla Walla wine pioneer Christophe Baron. An amazing story in wine, famed vigneron, Christophe Baron, was the youngest heir of the famed Champagne house, Baron Albert and his ancestors had worked the land at Baron Albert since 1677. Christophe learned about harvests and wine as a young boy and eventually studied viticulture in Burgundy and Champagne. After some travels he was drawn to the Willamette Valley, and was set on making great Pinot Noir. One day he was outside of Walla Walla and saw terroir inspired by the stony galets of Chateauneuf du Pape. We are all thankful that he decided to plant his vineyard back in 1997 and the rest has been history. Christophe has had unparalleled success in the Walla Walla Valley since that time, crafting stony wines that show an incredible combination of tension, range and terroir.