Cayuse, Walla Walla Valley, Bionic Frog Syrah 2000
INAUGURAL VINTAGE FOR THIS ICONIC LEGEND
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The first vintage and from third-leaf fruit, the 2000 Syrah Bionic Frog (which came from yields of less than 1 ton per acre) is still a youthful ruby color and offers lots of currant and blackberry fruit mixed with notions of cured meats, black olive, truffle and spice-box. Complex, layered and nuanced, this full-bodied beauty is still lively and textured on the palate, has nicely integrated acidity and should keep fresh and lively over the coming 5-7 years. –Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate.