2010 No Girls "La Paciencia Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Also brilliant and a superb example of Syrah from the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley, the 2010 Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard delivers classic aromas and flavors of ground pepper, steak tartar, wild herbs and assorted dark berry-styled fruit. A 100% Syrah that comes from a high density planting located just behind Cayuse’s Armada Vineyard, it is medium to full-bodied, rich and supple on the palate, with an elegant, seamless feel that’s hard to resist. Count me as a fan and this beauty will continue to shine for upwards of another decade. Drink now-2022. (JD)
Fresh, vibrant, expansive and expressive, this offers towering flavors of black cherry, blackberry, floral and coffee. A flick of strawberry adds freshness to the finish. Deep and harmonious.
Powerful scents of black olive, brine, seaweed and umami introduce this classic Syrah from the heart of what’s known as The Rocks District in Walla Walla. The flavors are a complex mix of iron, rock, saline minerality and crushed raspberries. The No Girls project is distinct from Cayuse, sourced exclusively from the La Paciencia Vineyard, and provides a showcase for wines with elegant aromatics, great balance, length and complexity.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(from vines planted between 2003 and 2005; the plant material is from Alban Vineyards): Good bright medium red. Sexy, highly complex aromas of cherry, smoke, gunflint, red licorice, pepper and black olive; more northern Rhone than most northern Rhone wines. An intensely flavored midweight with lovely aromatic precision and a restrained sweetness to its saline red fruit and olive flavors. Finishes dry and long, with dusty tannins and a light touch. I prefer the balance of fruit and mineral tones here to the 2010 Grenache. (ST)