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2008 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley
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96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

Bright dark red.  Multidimensional nose delivers black raspberry, brown sugar, smoky cardamom and black olive.  Superconcentrated, sappy and rich, showing a rare blend of power and delicacy.  No single element dominates this outstanding syrah; flavors of red and black fruits, pepper and spices wash over the palate in a wave.  Finishes with very fine tannins and great persistence.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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