2009 Cayuse - Syrah Bionic Frog 750ml

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WA 97+   WS 94   IWC 94(+?)   Collector 97
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 97+

Like the 2009 Cailloux, the 2009 Syrah Bionic Frog was closed aromatically, yet offered incredible depth, richness and purity on the palate. Reluctantly giving up lots of dark fruits, chocolate, mineral and roasted herbs, as well as more exotic notes of blood orange and mint, this inky colored, full-bodied, beautifully concentrated Syrah should be forgotten for 3-4 years, yet will have 20 years or more of overall longevity.

Drink Dates: 2018-2031
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 219

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Focused, with nice density to the juicy blueberry and black plum flavors, hinting at black pepper, Lapsang souchong tea and tar as the finish sails on and on. Shows presence and depth, deftly balanced on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Harvey Steiman


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(+?)

Good bright medium red. Enticing, perfumed aromas of medicinal black cherry, mocha, pepper and star anise. Extremely tight and very pure, with a sneaky sweetness to the essentially silky flavors of raspberry, pepper and flowers. Maintains its impressive breadth and silky texture through the very long, rising finish. For all its energy today, this wine strikes me as extremely closed and in need of patience.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 165

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: Cowles Ryan
Tasted On: 06/27/2013
Where to start. This wine is an amazing ride. As a relatively new person to wine, this was exciting to drink. Deep cherries, licorice and bacon'y leather fill your nose. You don't want to let it off your tongue as there is so much to taste. And the finish is velvet glove smooth, with the berries flourishing through the finish.

Average rating: 95, based on 4 reviews
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96 bottles owned by 44 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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