Red

2008 Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • Kevnzworld wrote: 93 points

    September 24, 2019 - Pnp
    Smoky briny mixed with stewed fruit, black licorice and dark berries
    There’s some chocolate and pepper on the finish.
    Doesn’t have the complexity I enjoy, even after hour two. Too primary

  • bob23 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 6, 2019 - Distinctive - a cherry cola element I wasn’t expecting, somewhat less aromatic than I had heard it would be - a fun, fun bottle. Not sure it has too many more years in it.

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  • eszencia Likes this wine:

    June 30, 2019 - Imagine a platter of charcuterie & olives surrounded by black cherries with a garnish of oak leaves & eucalyptus as you enjoy a few wafts of this wine. The palate follows the nose although the fruit is a bit brighter and accompanied by a smidgeon of spice.

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    November 10, 2018 - A Matter of Taste: New York (The Conrad NY | Del Posto): This was really wonderful. Amazing what some age does to these wines (had next to the 2014 and it was good, but this was better). Some bloody, some red fruits. Lots of bacon fat, tobacco, a bit medicinal. This is a potpourri of flavors and all well integrated. I think it's still on the young side - will continue to let ours age - but man was it good. Really a great wine.

  • jeffmudd wrote: 93 points

    October 2, 2018 - Wife bought this on the secondary market for my birthday a couple of years ago. Though a gigantic Cayuse fan and owner of a fair amount this was my first Frog. Simply put, no better than a typical Cayuse. Of course loved it, just not sure if the QPR.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Cayuse Vineyards⒠Syrah Bionic Frog: 2000 – 2014 (Oct 2017), 10/1/2017 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Australia and the Pacific Northwest, Issue #8, 6/25/2011 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Washington State, Issue #4, 5/1/2010 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/27/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog) Very dark black red violet color; very aromatic, bacon fat, roasted plum, dried berry, cardamom, lavender nose; tight, complex, rich, tart black fruit, herbs, lavender, ashtray, cured meat palate; needs 3-4 years; medium-plus finish (30% stems; 15-20% new Dominic Laurent casks)

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    9/22/2011 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley) Incredibly dark and inky in color with purple at the rim. Full of smoke, ash, mineral, and crushed rocks on a wine that boasts incredible aromatic complexity. You could smell this wine without drinking it and be satisfied all day long. Incredibly textured, perfumed, and rich on a palate full of umami flavors and mineral notes. 100% Syrah. 475 cases produced.

  • By Sean Sullivan
    3/26/2010 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog Syrah Barrel Sample Walla Walla Valley) A classic Cayuse nose with funk, game, mineral, and flowers. A meaty taste on an intensely flavored wine. Seems to show a fair amount of alcohol at times. 100% Syrah. Coccinelle Vineyard. 14.4% alcohol. To be released in 2010.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Bionic Frog
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Code 855152001760

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 716 (60%)
  • Consumed 467 (39%)

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