Cayuse Vineyards

Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley Syrah

9.627 ratings
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Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Boxer Briefs

First time tasting the 2013. great texture, acid and way more fruit young than 2012 but green on the finish. The only parallel is Cote Rotie, silky, fresh, raspberry, bright. Good stuff, not my favorite vintage.

First time tasting the 2013. great texture, acid and way more fruit young than 2012 but green on the finish. The only parallel is Cote Rotie, silky, fresh, raspberry, bright. Good stuff, not my favorite vintage.

Apr 16th, 2017
Brenda Terzich-Garland

One of my favorites for sure! Reviewed a few other times this year so always fun to see how the Frog wine has changed over time. Color is undoubtedly crimson. Nose is savory and dark fruits dominate with the familiar, but subtle Cayuse funk with spices, smoky meat, mint and subtle vanilla toasted marshmallow on the end. Taste - soft, creamy and juicy and blackberries standout. Has notes of iron-minerals, rich soil and rocks, pepper, wet tea leaves and with smoky ham-bacon long finish. Yummy!!!

One of my favorites for sure! Reviewed a few other times this year so always fun to see how the Frog wine has changed over time. Color is undoubtedly crimson. Nose is savory and dark fruits dominate with the familiar, but subtle Cayuse funk with spices, smoky meat, mint and subtle vanilla toasted marshmallow on the end. Taste - soft, creamy and juicy and blackberries standout. Has notes of iron-minerals, rich soil and rocks, pepper, wet tea leaves and with smoky ham-bacon long finish. Yummy!!!

Aug 14th, 2021
Tom Garland

Diving into the pond with the 🐸 tonight!

2 hour decant(cloudy sediment). An imposing dark crimson red color. On the nose: savory notes of smoked meat, little of the Cayuse funk(luv it), spice, campfire, floral, dark berries, black olives. Taste: smooth, creamy, rich, juicy, structured medium plus body wine with mouth coating cherry-raspberry, iron, tea, rich soil, pepper, smoke, and a minerally bacon grease long finish. YUM..what a start to the weekend!

Diving into the pond with the 🐸 tonight!

2 hour decant(cloudy sediment). An imposing dark crimson red color. On the nose: savory notes of smoked meat, little of the Cayuse funk(luv it), spice, campfire, floral, dark berries, black olives. Taste: smooth, creamy, rich, juicy, structured medium plus body wine with mouth coating cherry-raspberry, iron, tea, rich soil, pepper, smoke, and a minerally bacon grease long finish. YUM..what a start to the weekend!

Aug 14th, 2021
Tom Garland

Going down to the swamp with the Frog!! Took two lifetimes and 15 years to get a 3 btl allocation. 3 hour decant (min cloudy sediment). A celebrated dark red color. On the nose: BAM!.....smoked meat, mint, red fruit, green pepper, and some of that Cayuse funk (luv it). Taste: mouth coating raspberry, iron, smokey roasted ham, with a cherry/bacon long finish. A powerful and elegant Syrah at only 13.4% alcohol ready to go the distance!

Going down to the swamp with the Frog!! Took two lifetimes and 15 years to get a 3 btl allocation. 3 hour decant (min cloudy sediment). A celebrated dark red color. On the nose: BAM!.....smoked meat, mint, red fruit, green pepper, and some of that Cayuse funk (luv it). Taste: mouth coating raspberry, iron, smokey roasted ham, with a cherry/bacon long finish. A powerful and elegant Syrah at only 13.4% alcohol ready to go the distance!

Jun 7th, 2020
Tom Garland

Jumping back into the pond with the Frog!(took 2 lifetimes plus 15 years to get a 3 btl allocation). 2 hour decant(some cloudy sediment). An astonishing inky dark red color. Kaboom!! An amazing elegant and powerful syrah at only 13.4% alcohol!!! On the nose: raspberry, floral, black olives, smoked meat, and that Cayuse funk. Taste: raspberry, iron, soil, chocolate cherries, with a smokey bacon long finish.

Jumping back into the pond with the Frog!(took 2 lifetimes plus 15 years to get a 3 btl allocation). 2 hour decant(some cloudy sediment). An astonishing inky dark red color. Kaboom!! An amazing elegant and powerful syrah at only 13.4% alcohol!!! On the nose: raspberry, floral, black olives, smoked meat, and that Cayuse funk. Taste: raspberry, iron, soil, chocolate cherries, with a smokey bacon long finish.

Feb 9th, 2020
Thijs Hendriks

98+++

Jun 29th, 2019
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

FUNKY. Decant for hours before enjoying. Really opened up though. Very nice.

FUNKY. Decant for hours before enjoying. Really opened up though. Very nice.

May 20th, 2018
Thijs Hendriks

99+

Dec 24th, 2017
Steve Mohebi

Moldy mushrooms.

Moldy mushrooms.

Jun 7th, 2017
Leo Hernández Téllez

Interesting wine in a good way, needs food (chorizo or Hungarian sausage).

Interesting wine in a good way, needs food (chorizo or Hungarian sausage).

Jul 30th, 2016