Sleek and evocative, with expressive aromas of violet, blackberry and smoky meat and harmonious flavors of blueberry, dark Asian spice and grilled anise. Soft tannins finesse the finish. Drink now through 2024.
Moving to the Syrah, the 2013 Syrah la Paciencia is another pretty, perfumed, medium to full-bodied effort that reminds me of a Cote Rotie from the southern, Cote Blonde end of the appellation. Crushed flowers, raspberries, violets, incense and dried herbs all emerge from this elegant, seamless Syrah that has fine tannin and a clean, focused finish. It will drink well for a decade.
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-The Wine Advocate
When Cayuse Vineyards’ owner and vigneron Christophe Baron and general manager Trevor Dorland began No Girls Wines it was only planned to be a one-time collaboration in the Walla Walla Valley. As the business grew, they included more Cayuse employees such as assistant vigneronne Elizabeth Bourcier and controller Nancy Nestler. The name comes from a sign found in the winery, purchased in 2002, which was previously a bordello in the mid-19th century. The words, “No Girls,” painted on the wall of the winery symbolize how much times have changed in the beloved wine-growing region of Washington.
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