- 97 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, William Kelley: "The 2015 Syrah Armada Vineyard is superb, wafting from the glass with a complex and savory bouquet of dark chocolate, peat, candied violets, plums and marinading meat. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich and layered, with a deep core of sapid fruit framed by powdery, fine-grained tannins and concluding with a saline finish. Seamlessly integrated and elegant, the 2015 was harvested on September 9 and fermented with 60% to 70% whole clusters, finishing with 13.7% natural alcohol. It was matured in foudres and demi-muids, seeing 10% new oak and—as has been the case since 2011—no smaller cooperage."
- 95 Punkte INTERNATIONAL WINEREPORT: "The 2015 Cayuse Armada Vineyard Syrah is an absolutely spectacular effort from this warm vintage. First planted in 2001, the Armada Vineyard has evolved to be truly one of the top vineyards in the state. The Syrah begins with wonderfully perfumed aromatics of tar, umami, black olive tapenade, smoked brisket, and peat moss that slowly build in the glass. The acidity instantly strikes you, as the palate shows vivid flavors of meat, wild mushroom, peat moss, umami, blood orange rind and suggestions of Asian spices. Silky smooth through the mid-palate, this stunning wine continues to impress until the very end, as the mouth-watering acidity offer a wonderful sense of freshness. This beautiful effort from the utterly talented vigneron team of Christophe Baron and Elizabeth Bourcier should cellar well for the next decade or more."
- 96 Punkte JEB DUNNUCK: "The only Syrah bottled in 2015 due to issues with corks, the 2015 Syrah Armada Vineyard is a classic expression of this vineyard and gives up a rocking bouquet of ripe black cherries, peat moss, sous bois, tapenade and scorched earth. It’s medium to full-bodied, silky and polished on the palate, with sweet tannin, impeccable balance, and great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years."
- 97 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "The depth and complexity on offer is instantly impressive with smoky bacon and charcuterie notes across gun flint, peppers and an array of mostly red-tinged fruits. The palate has impressively smooth tannins, carrying deeper blue-plum and cherry flavors in a smooth, fine and supple mode. Impressive. Drink or hold."
|James Suckling:||97 JS|
|International Wine Report:||95 IWR|
|Jeb Dunnuck:||96 JD|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||97 RPWA|
|% vol Alk:||13,5|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Weinhandlung Martin Apell, Eugen Richter Strasse 109, 34134 Kassel|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Cayuse Vineyards, PO Box 1602, Walla Walla , WA 99362, USA|