2005 Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah - 99 pts - 750ml

2005 Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah - 99 pts - 750ml

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2005 Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah - 99 pts!

Cayuse Vineyards is a wine producer based in the Walla Walla Valley on the border of Oregon and Washington. Its focus is on the Rhône grape varieties, and in particular Syrah, wines from which have earned several 100-point ratings from The Wine Advocate.

The company was founded in 1997 by Christophe Baron, a Frenchman from a Champagne-making family near Charly-sur-Marne. All of the vineyards owned by Cayuse are within the newly formed Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA, which is wholly in Oregon. However, Cayuse continues to label its wines with the broader Walla Walla AVA, which is usually associated with the Washington wine industry, though it straddles both states.

Other top wines in the portfolio include the En Chamberlin Vineyard and Bionic Frog Syrahs, and the Impulsivo Tempranillo.  The majority of Cayuse wines are sold to members of the mailing list, places on which are keenly sought.

     


Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2005
Rating RP 99
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region Washington
Location Columbia Valley
Producer Cayuse Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Robert Parker RP 99 - The kinkiest of the Syrahs is the 2005 Bionic Frog which was made with 25% stems. It was aged in Dominique Laurent barrels 30% new. Purple/black-colored it has a sexy perfume of earth notes mineral spice box and blueberry. Layered opulent and super-rich the finish just goes on and on. Christophe Baron strikes again. His estate just on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla AVA consists of five small but distinct vineyards (41 acres in total - with more on the way). Syrah and the Bordeaux varietals are the principal focus but the finest parcels of Tempranillo Viognier and Grenache grown in the USA are on this estate. The vineyards are farmed biodynamically and much of the estate is planted on rootstock to prepare for the day when phylloxera works its way through Walla Walla. The wines are all fermented with indigenous yeasts and bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2005
Rating RP 99
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region Washington
Location Columbia Valley
Producer Cayuse Vineyards
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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