- 94 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, William Kelley: "Baron now opts to ferment his Viognier in concrete eggs and stainless steel after a very gentle whole cluster pressing, eschewing new oak, and the result is fresher, brighter wines, a shift exemplified by the 2016 Viognier Cailloux Vineyard. Offering up notions of fresh peach, apricot, waxy lemon rind and flowers, it's a full-bodied, textural and expansive white with lovely precision despite its volume and a stony, almost saline finish."
- WINE ENTHUSIAST, Sean P. Sullivan: "Flower, white peach and crystal-clear mineral and wet stone aromas lead to a full-bodied rounded palate that shows a beautiful sense of transparency and length. Minerality is much discussed and debated. This wine is a check mark in the column for its existence."
- 94 Punkte INTERNATIONAL WINEREPORT: "The 2016 Cailloux Vineyard Viognier is truly one of the most compelling white wines made in Washington. Sourced from the esteemed Cailloux Vineyard, this Viognier starts with an incredible aromatic display of honeysuckle, lychee, white flowers and brandy soaked pear. The texture is silky, and beautifully coats the palate. I absolutely adore the viscosity this displays, as it is beautifully balanced as it reaches the attack. This continues to impress as it shows wonderful mid-palate richness, along with a stony character and nice salinity. Banana, lychee, and ripe pear flavors follow and complete this fantastic bottling. This is drinking incredibally well now, but will also offer plenty of enjoyment over the next few years."
- 94 Punkte JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2016 Viognier Cailloux Vineyard from Baron reminds me of one of the single vineyard Condrieus from winemaker Andre Perret in France?s Northern Rhône Valley. Killer notes of caramelized citrus, orange blossom, and salty minerality all flow to a ripe, medium to full-bodied, concentrated beauty that has good acidity, plenty of richness, yet a light, balanced character. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years."
|Parker Wine Advocate:||94 RPWA|
|International Wine Report:||94 IWR|
|Jeb Dunnuck:||94 JD|
|Region:||Columbia Valley Walla Walla|
|% vol Alk:||14,0|
|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|