Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2020

15.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • IWR 99
  • JD 97
  • JS 98
  • OB 98
  • VIN 96
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Introducing the Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2020, an enchanting expression of the Syrah varietal crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Christophe Baron. This wine unveils a deep and earthy allure, displaying a lustrous dark hue reminiscent of blackberry bush and black raspberries. The nose is a symphony of aromas, where the fragrant embrace of baking spices dances alongside the essence of black soil, forming a tapestry of intrigue.

On the palate, the Bionic Frog Syrah is a revelation of full-bodied opulence and finesse. Its breadth is expansive, caressing the senses with a plushness that is harmonized by impeccably refined, silky tannins exuding a hint of creaminess. The wine’s seamless character unfolds like a story, leading to a lingering and indulgent finish. A captivating bouquet of florals and spices enlivens the core of dark fruit, offering a captivating interplay of flavors.

Critically acclaimed, the Bionic Frog Syrah 2020 has garnered prestigious scores and accolades from esteemed wine reviewers. The International Wine Report awards this masterpiece 99 points, recognizing its cult-classic status among aficionados. Jeb Dunnuck bestows 97 points, celebrating its elegance and complexity, akin to the great Cote Rotie wines. James Suckling and Owen Bargreen concur with 98 points each, lauding its depth, finesse, and seamless texture, hailing it as a standout vintage. Vinous bestows a generous 96 points, appreciating its dark allure, savory depth, and balanced acidity.

From biodynamically grown grapes and aged meticulously in French oak barrels, the 2020 Bionic Frog Syrah by Cayuse Vineyards is an embodiment of artistry and dedication, destined to be cherished and savored. Whether you choose to relish its captivating complexity now or let it evolve in the cellar, this wine is a testament to the passion and vision of its maker, a true masterpiece in every sip.


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Critical Acclaim

IWR 99
International Wine Report
A cult-classic amount wine aficionados, the 100% Syrah 2020 Bionic Frog from Cayuse stuns from beginning to end. Don’t let the cartoony label fool you, this is a serious bottle of wine that was aged for 18 months in 15-20% new French oak barrels and sports a dark purple and garnet core with a lighter purple rim. Dark fruit dominates, with black plum flesh and currants taking center stage. Then comes the meaty aspects alongside toasted black peppercorn and touches of smoked pork. Crisp acidity and silky tannins merge on the palate, and it finishes with a stony minerality and meaty component that I couldn’t get enough of. Highly recommended and editor’s choice
JD 97
Jeb Dunnuck
Another brilliant Syrah from this team, the 2020 Syrah Bionic Frog reveals a translucent ruby hue to go with a rocking bouquet of ripe framboise and mulberry-like fruits as well as notions of smoked earth, spring flowers, rose petals, ground pepper, graphite, and crushed stone. (It has more than a passing resemblance to a great vintage of Jamet's Côte Rôtie Côte Brune.) Incredibly complex, medium to full-bodied, and elegant on the palate, it has ripe, integrated tannins, flawless balance, and a great finish. It's a stunning Syrah that deserves 3-5 years of bottle age and will evolve for two decades in cold cellars
JS 98
James Suckling
This is dark and earthy with blackberry bush, black raspberries, baking spices and black soil. Full-bodied with depth and finesse. So wide and plush, with tight but refined, silky tannins that show some creaminess. Seamless and long, with an array of floral and spicy flavors to the dark fruit. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
OB 98
Owen Bargreen
Another standout wine by Cayuse Vineyards, the 2020 Bionic Frog Syrah was stored in 20% new large format French oak before bottling. You have to love the seamless texture of this wine. Deep dark fig, black currant and black raspberry flavors combine with shades of sweet pipe tobacco and wet stone on the palate. Finishing very long with dense dark cherry flavors, wet rock and minerals, this is a stunning wine that is up there with the finest made this vintage.
VIN 96
Darkly alluring and savory, the 2020 Syrah Bionic Frog smolders up from the glass with a burst of wild herbs, tomato leaf, dark earth and black currants. Supremely silky, this soothes with its ripe fruits and sweet inner florals, yet there's a savory, nearly sultry core. Lavender nuances resonate throughout. It tapers off long and staining, leaving a tinge of juicy acidity to balance, as violet inner florals linger throughout the pleasantly chewy finale.

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Nestled in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley, which is on the border of Oregon and Washington, you'll find Cayuse Vineyards. This winery is known for making amazing wines. It was started in 1997 by Christophe Baron, who comes from a long line of winemakers in Champagne, France. Since then, Cayuse Vineyards has made a name for itself in the world of top-quality wines. Cayuse's vineyards are in a special area called the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA, located only in Oregon. However, their wines are labeled with the Walla Walla AVA. This shows the close connection between the two places. The vineyards cover more than 60 acres. The land is full of rocks, similar to the soils in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France. This unique ground is perfect for growing different kinds of grapes. The...check our brand Cayuse Vineyards
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Winemaker of Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2020

Christophe Baron

Christophe Baron

Christophe Baron, a visionary winemaker with roots in Champagne, France, has carved a niche in the Walla Walla Valley, Washington, transforming his passion into a diverse array of exceptional wines. His journey, which began with an intended focus on Oregon's Pinot Noir, took an unexpected turn upon his discovery of the unique, stony terrain in the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA. In 1996, this led to the establishment of Cayuse Vineyards, which he nurtured from a humble 5-acre beginning to an expansive 45-acre estate. Baron’s repertoire at Cayuse is a testament to his versatility and deep understanding of viticulture. He is renowned for crafting wines that vividly express the minerality and earthiness characteristic of the vineyard's basalt cobblestone terroir, echoing the... More Products
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