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

    … Formaglini Vineyards. At Wine, Greg Jones gives a weather forecast. Wines & Vines writes about a skills shortage in Washington. From the blogosphere… Great Northwest Wine writes about Westport Winery. They also write about the forecast for Northwest vineyards, the beginning of harvest, and the Miami Dolphins featuring Washington…

    7 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report
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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…

    7 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

    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…

    4 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

    The Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings

    … 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 collectors lined up…

    17 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles