2011 Cayuse God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Syrah - 750ml

2011 Cayuse God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Syrah - 750ml

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2011 Cayuse God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Syrah - 96 pts

Perhaps you’ve heard the almost mythical story, how the brash, young French Vigneron visited the then little-known town called Walla Walla, and fell in love with a few acres of seemingly useless, stone-covered farmland. While the nay-sayers nayed, Christophe Baron deftly turned that field of stones into the acclaimed Cayuse Vineyards. And the rest, as they say, is history—and a whole lot of spectacular wine.

Christophe purchased the property and planted his first vineyard in the Stones of the Walla Walla Valley on March 21, 1997. “People said I was crazy, that I’d break my equipment and waste my time and money,” he recalls. “But I knew that vines need to struggle in difficult ground in order to provide their best.” 

He called the venture Cayuse Vineyards, after a Native American tribe
whose name was derived from the French word “cailloux”—which means “stones.” In the following years, it has grown to five vineyards, encompassing a little more than 47 acres.

What was considered by many a foolish gamble on that field of stones has been rewarded year after year with some of the most acclaimed wines in the region—and in the nation.


Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2011
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region Washington
Location Columbia Valley
Producer Cayuse Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type

Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2011
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region Washington
Location Columbia Valley
Producer Cayuse Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 96 RP - 2011 Cayuse God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Syrah - 96 pts The 2011 Grenache God Only Knows is shockingly good in the vintage. Sporting a big, masculine profile, with notions of lite gunpowder, ground pepper, herbs and wild strawberry and blackberry fruit, it flows onto the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a full, rich mid-palate and a healthy dose of tannin that will require short-term cellaring to integrate. This knockout Grenache will be at its finest from 2016-2026. RP

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