1/2 hour decant (some cloudy sediment). A remarkable purplish ruby red color. On the nose: bursting from the glass are notes of dark cherry, iron, smoked meat, that Cayuse funk(luv it), eucalyptus, and floral. Taste: juicy, smooth..drinking beautifully...with cherry, pepper, orange peel, green olives, iron, and a minerally bacon long finish. Kaboom! — 11 days ago
Finally got around to watching the Zoom tasting, and gave this about an hour and a half decant (though I did have a small pour at pop and didn’t notice too much of a difference at the end of the decant). I love all Bionic wines (Cayuse, No Girls, Horsepower, Hor Categorie, Champagne CB), so what a treat it was for them to send all members an inaugural bottle free of charge!
This is definitely more in the vein of No Girls, as expected. A blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Syrah (percentages aren’t given as the blend will be different each year) from young vines, it seems mostly Grenache driven. Very approachable and bright with only a kiss of Cayuse funk. Blind, I think I could get the region right, but I’m not sure I could take it to Cayuse. Aromatically it has savory funk, iron, and classical green/herbal stemmy notes, but the palate reveals a grilled black cherry, black pepper crusted rhubarb, soft wine with an herb and black tea finish that shows more acidity than tannin. Definitely on the consume early side, but would hold easily for a couple years. Looking forward to the official release next year! — 22 days ago
This Washington Syrah is really stinky, but some definitely love that.
Showing black fruits with earth, wood, spices, barnyard, vegetables, tobacco leaf and dark coffee.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Short finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
Fruit forward with some earth notes, that make it interesting.
Needs 3 hours to open up properly so be patient.
Would be interesting to try it in 3 years.
92 points Robert Parker. 90 points Wine Spectator.
A blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Grenache Blanc.
13.4% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 19 days ago
Dark, seamless, approachable fruit. Robust, but well-integrated oak. Almost too easy to drink. While not overly complex, enjoyable nonetheless. — 4 days ago
I always enjoy drinking this one — it is spicy yet subdued and unusual. Reminds me of Christmas. — 7 days ago