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2009 Cayuse Vineyards Syrah Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley
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94(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012

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.

94 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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