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…A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… National Post writes about the International Pinot Noir Celebration. From around the country… The Washington Post writes about crowdsourced wines. Forbes gives five destinations for wine lovers. Orange Coast magazine writes…
The 2002 Cayuse Bionic Frog was the winning bottle in the August installment of Pick My Next Bottle. The wine was not decanted. Cayuse was founded in 1997 by Christophe Baron, a native of France who grew up in family of winemakers in Champagne. Baron studied viticulture in Burgundy and Champagne, and had ambitions to make Pinot Noir in Oregon.
…, plums, and cassis. This offering’s prodigious fruit envelopes its copious silky tannin. Additionally, it displays an extraordinarily long finish. Drink it between 2005 and 2016. 96 points from The Wine Advocate. 2002 Cayuse Bionic Frog – Powerful, packed with ripe blackberry, cherry and plum fruit flavors, polishing itself up on the finish to show…
…, will be off the charts. No change from 2013. Sine Qua Non – The mailing list is virtually impenetrable and yours truly has a stack of post cards to prove it. The wines are exquisite. Even their “second label” Next of Kyn commands a premium on the aftermarket. To my surprise, not even the recession could dampen demand for these wines. No change from 2013…