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Cayuse, Syrah Bionic Frog 2008

Your Price: $299.00
Producer: Cayuse Vineyards
Optimum drinking: 2017-2030
Rating: 100 - Wine Enthusiast
Grape varieties: Syrah 100%
Winemaker: Christophe Baron
Appellation: Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, Washington
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog 2008 is a Rhône style red – as popular as it is spectacular – one of America’s iconic cult wines.

Owner/winemaker Christophe Baron is a cult personality in Washington county. Twenty years ago the then young French travelling vigneron turned a field of stones in little known Walla Walla into one of America’s finest vineyards. The terroir reminded him of the cobblestones of the southern Rhône Valley and Châteuneuf-du-Pape, and he has been crafting spectacular Rhône inspired reds ever since. These wines are very hard to come by and available through Cayuse’s mailing list only.

”I thought the 2008 Syrah Bionic Frog was insanely good.. it has soaring notes of cassis, black raspberries, violets, white flowers, mint and olives to go with a full-bodied, ultra-pure, silky, yet concentrated and layered feel on the palate. One of the more elegant, silky and finesse driven examples of this cuvee, it has heavenly aromatics and will have upward of two decades of longevity.

"...the most complex of the Rhone-style offerings. Smoke, game, exotic spices, black truffle, and assorted black and blue fruits lead to a lengthy, impeccably balanced, pleasure-bent..." eRobertParker.com

”…a plush core of blackberry fruit, and the classic Cayuse funkiness is there, drenched in liquid rocks and cured meat and drying tannins. It’s all in proportion and a fine reflection of the steely vintage. As it opens gracefully you discover that it is a stunningly refined Frog, quite possibly the best ever; powerful and distinctive, but also elegant, feminine.” Wine Enthusiast

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Cayuse Syrah Bionic Frog 2008