Cayuse Vineyards

Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley Syrah

9.629 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.6

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Jun 9th, 2022
Ron R
9.6

First time tasting this, and Mikey @Mike R was generous enough to bring a bottle for all of us to try.
The name implies brash opulence, but this bottle was nothing like that; quite the opposite. Lots of white pepper on the nose and palate. Notes of fresh tobacco and a whiff of olives on the mid palate. Not sweet or tannic, just moderate in a good way. Gonna take another look on day two, but this is special juice. Love you,
@Mike R.

First time tasting this, and Mikey @Mike R was generous enough to bring a bottle for all of us to try.
The name implies brash opulence, but this bottle was nothing like that; quite the opposite. Lots of white pepper on the nose and palate. Notes of fresh tobacco and a whiff of olives on the mid palate. Not sweet or tannic, just moderate in a good way. Gonna take another look on day two, but this is special juice. Love you,
@Mike R.

Oct 2nd, 2021
Boxer Briefs

Probably my favorite bottle so far. Great texture and balance. There is a green note on the finish but more green pepper than underripe. Almost like a dash of Cabernet. Silk, low tannin (?) not soft great acid

Probably my favorite bottle so far. Great texture and balance. There is a green note on the finish but more green pepper than underripe. Almost like a dash of Cabernet. Silk, low tannin (?) not soft great acid

Aug 30th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Crazy cool label. The wine is spectacularly complex. Dirty, meaty, herbaceous and dark fruit. A great wine to bring in the New Year 🎉🎊

Crazy cool label. The wine is spectacularly complex. Dirty, meaty, herbaceous and dark fruit. A great wine to bring in the New Year 🎉🎊

Jan 2nd, 2017
Erik McLaughlin

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

9.7

Barrel Sample

Barrel Sample

Apr 2nd, 2016
Yianni Stone

Corked!

Corked!

Jan 9th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

From a great tasting at Cayuse Vineyards with Christophe Baron/Trevor Dorland.

From a great tasting at Cayuse Vineyards with Christophe Baron/Trevor Dorland.

Apr 29th, 2017
Tom Garland

Diving into the lagoon with the 🐸 tonight.

1.5 hour decant (some fine/cloudy sediment). A stunning medium dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: jumping from the glass are savory notes of smoked meat, earth, black cherries, some cayuse funk(luv it), vanilla, perfumed minty tea. Taste: a smooth, juicy, balanced wine with dark plum, gamey, bacon fat, iron, and a smokey pepper crushed slate medium plus finish. DOUBLE YUM

Diving into the lagoon with the 🐸 tonight.

1.5 hour decant (some fine/cloudy sediment). A stunning medium dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: jumping from the glass are savory notes of smoked meat, earth, black cherries, some cayuse funk(luv it), vanilla, perfumed minty tea. Taste: a smooth, juicy, balanced wine with dark plum, gamey, bacon fat, iron, and a smokey pepper crushed slate medium plus finish. DOUBLE YUM

Apr 17th, 2022
Tom Garland

1st wine of 2021....had to pop something fun....jumped in the pond with the frog tonight!!

1.5 hour decant(little cloudy sediment). An alluring purplish magenta color. On the nose: expressive nose of dark cherry, campfire smoke, little Cayuse funk (luv it), vanilla toast, meaty, plum, floral. Taste: Wow! elegant, rich, juicy wine with mouth coating dark plum, bacon fat, soil, iron, and a smokey minerally cherry long finish. YUM, great start to the new year.

1st wine of 2021....had to pop something fun....jumped in the pond with the frog tonight!!

1.5 hour decant(little cloudy sediment). An alluring purplish magenta color. On the nose: expressive nose of dark cherry, campfire smoke, little Cayuse funk (luv it), vanilla toast, meaty, plum, floral. Taste: Wow! elegant, rich, juicy wine with mouth coating dark plum, bacon fat, soil, iron, and a smokey minerally cherry long finish. YUM, great start to the new year.

Jan 9th, 2021
Thijs Hendriks

99+

Nov 16th, 2019