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2008 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Cailloux Vineyard Walla Walla Valley
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Dark, bright red-ruby.  Musky, smoky aromas of blackberry, black cherry, brown spices and licorice.  High-pitched and taut on the palate, with lovely verve and focus to the dark berry and violet flavors.  This gripping young syrah is most impressive today on the very long finish, which features noble tannins and outstanding cling.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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