Red

2009 Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog

Syrah

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • manonthemoon wrote: 96 points

    February 16, 2020 - Had at a family dinner.
    N blueberries, floral, seared meat, smoke, tobacco
    P blueberries, cherry, olive brine, seared meat, spice, pepper, tobacco
    F long in length, good mouthfeel, went well with ox tails and potatoes

  • dcwino wrote: 95 points

    February 15, 2020 - Ski trip - Three wino familes; 2/14/2020-2/17/2020 (Wisp Resort): Expressive youthful nose displaying perfectly ripe black fruit with a hint of red, blackberry concentrate, cherry, tobacco, leather, dark spices, a hint of green, tapenade, black pepper and earth. Not showing much cannabis which I found in other vintages. Nicely integrated palate, very finely layered concentrated black fruit, silky and polished, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a long refined black fruit driven finish with tobacco and black pepper at the end. This remains very youthful. Very unique expression of Syrah.

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 93 points

    January 25, 2020 - Drank over the course of 5 hours from the bottle. A touch bitter and green but subdued by Cayuse standards. Sweet borderline ripe dark fruit with accents of black tea, soy, milk chocolate, iodine, and smoke. With time the savory and black tea elements began to dominate. Enjoyable but likely too funky for most. No sharp edges here so not sure more time will help.

  • Winevestor Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 9, 2019 - The thing I found out today, was that you have to be in the mood to drink these big boys! This was a great drink after a tough week. But it needs more attention and a focus on the complexities that evolve over the evening. Great wine, drinking well, and still has much stuffing left. Lots of dark ripe plum, a bit of soy and the weird blood thing. The next bottle I'll make sure we're in a better mood.

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  • DrZett Likes this wine: 95 points

    September 21, 2019 - In a great drinking spot right now. This huge Shiraz always needs at least ten years of aging in my opinion. I decanted it for two hours. Huge body and structure, very round and well balanced. Great integrated but firm tannins. Dark berries, chocolate, sour cherry, raw meat and licorice on the palate. Long seductive finish. Amazing right now and can easily age another decade.

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

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    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link)

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

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    11/30/2012 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog Syrah Walla Walla Valley) Less overtly funky than some of the other 2009 vintage releases, the Bionic Frog is full of peat, mineral, dark plum, spice, and light floral notes. The palate is perfumed with savory flavors and a seamless feel with incredible length. 100% Syrah. 437 cases produced.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/28/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog) Very dark red violet color; floral, black raspberry, tar, tart black fruit nose; complex, tasty, tar, tart black fruit palate; long finish 94+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Bionic Frog
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (2%)
  • In Cellars 780 (57%)
  • Consumed 559 (41%)

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