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2008 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah En Cerise Vineyard Walla Walla Valley
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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011

Bright ruby-red.  Black raspberry, bacon fat and an exotic apricot note on the nose, complicated by a saline nuance; very Old World.  Then thick, saline and sweet; less high-pitched than the Cailloux syrah but really stains the mouth with dark fruits, wild herbs and smoke.  Still a bit youthfully edgy on the back end, finishing with terrific lift and a note of black olive.

96 Points | Wine Spectator
99 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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