- 97 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, William Kelley: "The 2015 Grenache God Only Knows Armada Vineyard is superb, wafting from the glass with a bouquet of kaleidoscopic complexity that features aromas of rose hips and peony, ripe cherries and orange rind, mingled with savory bass notes of garrigue, licorice and bay leaf. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and expansive, with a deep core of fruit framed by very fine-grained, velvety tannins, concluding with a sapid, even saline finish. Its concentration without weight, as well as its striking aromatic amplitude, mark it out as one of the finest expressions of Grenache to be found in the United States. The 2015 was cropped at 1.2 tons per acre and saw a saignée of 8% to 15%, and it was fermented with 70% to 80% whole cluster, attaining 14.2% alcohol."
- 93 Punkte WINESPECTATOR, Tim Fish: "Sleek and elegantly layered, with expressive huckleberry and raspberry flavors accented by smoky meat and cracked pepper notes that take on momentum toward polished tannins. Grenache. Drink now through 2023. 519 cases made."
- 94 Punkte VINOUS, Stephen Tanzer: "(vinified in neutral oak with 50% whole clusters, then aged in foudres and neutral demi-muids): Lovely harmonious aromas of raspberry, strawberry, white pepper, mocha, game, rose petal and mint. Savory and deep, with candied red fruit flavors joined on the back half by hints of menthol and mint. A juicy, precise wine with firm tannins and terrific length. The Grenache was cropped at a low 1-1/2 tons per acre. This splendid New World Grenache makes the more than 3,500 cases of wine lost to faulty corks in 2015 that much more of a misfortune to collectors. (14.2% alcohol, which assistant winemaker Elizabeth Bourcier described as "high for us")"
- 94 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "A grenache with tar, dust and dried-strawberry character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows focus and reality. The decadent and earthy edge to this brings you back. Drink now."
|James Suckling:||94 JS|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||97 RPWA|
|Rebsorte(n):||Grenache noir / Garnacha tinto|
|Region:||Columbia Valley Walla Walla|
|% vol Alk:||13,6|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Cayuse Vineyards is the first winery in the Walla Walla Valley to fully implement biodynamic farming methods in its vineyards. Biodynamism is chemical-free farming that produces both healthier soil and food. It is the only kind of agriculture to take both the soil and the cosmos into account in helping the vines grow in perfect harmony with the forces of the universe. “If you understand that the moon moves oceans, you can also understand that the moon exerts an influence on vines,” said Christophe Baron, vigneron and owner of Cayuse Vineyards. “We want to produce the best wines possible,” said Baron. “Healthy vines make healthy wines. Our vines have always been grown organically, so biodynamism was the next logical step to take.” Since 2002, Cayuse has consulted with Philippe Armenier, a biodynamic farming specialist and previous owner of Domaine de Marcoux, a world-renowned winery in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France. Using Armenier’s expert advice, Cayuse crushed it’s first biodynamic certified fruit in the 2004 vintage. “I noticed many of the best French producers have been switching from conventional growing methods to biodynamism over the last decade. After tasting their wines, I talked to them to find out more and became convinced that it was a necessary step for Cayuse to take,” said Baron. Using biodynamism, producers such as Chapoutier in the Rhône, Marcel Deiss in Alsace, Coulée de Serrant in the Loire, Jacques Selosse in Champagne, Domaine Leroy in Burgundy, Domaine LeFlaive in Burgundy, and Domaine de Marcoux in Chateauneuf-du-Pape make some of the finest, most sought-after wines in France. Cayuse Vineyards is a 100 percent estate vineyard located in the Walla Walla. Best known for its highly acclaimed Syrah, Cayuse currently creates 12 estate wines from fruit harvested on 51 acres of vines planted in ancient riverbed rock. In fact, the word “Cayuse” refers to the Native American tribe named by French-Canadian traders from the French “cailloux,” which means “stones.” A native of France, Baron developed a passion for farming growing up in his family’s centuries-old Champagne House, Baron Albert.|
|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|
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