Northwest Wine Round-up September 1st to 7th 2014

    … wine. Snooth writes about the terroir of the Willamette Valley. Snooth also writes about Pinot in Oregon. Write for Wine writes about Lauren Ashton Cellars. Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2002 Cayuse Bionic Frog. From the locals… The Yakima Herald writes about Cote Bonneville opening a tasting room in Sunnyside in Spring 2015. They also write…

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    2002 Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah – Bottle Notes

    …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…

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    Pick My Next Bottle – Washington Wine Month

    …, 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 some grace…

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    The Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings

    … the Under the Wire sparking wine label. The dedication to the historic vineyards of Northern California should not be overlooked. Once again, a big winner this year, up 3 spots from 2013. Cayuse – Christophe Baron continues to produce breath taking wines at Cayuse and also launched the Horsepower label earlier this year. Even at a $110 price point…

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