A Voluptuous, Full-Bodied Biodynamic Syrah
Situated on a very special terroir in Walla Walla Valley AVA
of Washington State, Cayuse Vineyards
was founded in 1997 by Cristophe Baron, originally from the Champagne region. The property is actually named after the French word for "stones," meant to reference the distinctive stony terroir of the property. The estate expands over 60 acres in total, which is divided into 5 vineyards. Since 2002, all of the latter have been certified biodynamic
. The Wallah Wallah Syrah Special #6
is a rare wine indeed, only released in magnum format. With this biodynamic Syrah
, Cristophe pays homage to one of his favorite produces in the northern Rhone, Jamet. The fruit is harvested from two of his estate vineyards, though which ones is kept a secret.
The Wallah Wallah Syrah Special #6
reveals an enchanting bouquet of juicy blue fruits, violet petals and underbrush, along with savory, meaty touches. On the palate, it is full-bodied and quite voluptuous, while still maintaining a great restraint and finesse. This is a wine that will easily age for one, two or even three decades, developing even more profound complexity over time.