cayuse, bionic frog syrah, walla walla valley 2014
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100
WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

2014 cayuse, bionic frog syrah, walla walla valley

Why We're Buying

Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley get all the attention for wine in the United States. Cayuse Vineyards in Washington is looking to change that. Its Bionic Frog Syrah earned a 100-point rating from wine critic Jeb Dunnuck in 2016. He described it as a "magical wine" and "otherworldly."

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Always one of the most unique in the lineup, the 2014 Syrah Bionic Frog is phenomenal stuff any way you look at it. Cold fireplace, charred meat, tapenade, shiitake and loads of dark, earthy fruit all emerge from this full-bodied, tight, backward and beautifully concentrated Syrah that readers just need to taste. Incredibly long, elegant, building and heavenly juicy, don't miss a chance to get some of this! It needs 3-5 years of cellaring and is going to blow you away over the following two decades.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Aromatically brooding notes of herb, mineral, black olive tapenade, stem, flower, soot and plum lead to vibrant, concentrated fruit and umami flavors. It's an intense wine that brings a great sense of tension, along with abundant minerality. Give it time to open up.

JAMES SUCKLING
99

James Suckling

Deep fruit presence from the outset. Dark plums and purple cherries with abundant slate and graphite, dark chocolate and orange zest. The palate has impressive power and detail, superb purity and clarity. The palate glides effortlessly. A sexy finish. Drink or hold.

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Plush and expressive, with a core of great structure, offering blackberry, licorice and smoky meat notes that glide through a rich, layered finish. Drink now through 2024.