2012 No Girls "La Paciencia Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah
Complex and evocative plum, tar, black olive and jasmine flavors ride proudly over a refined structure that feels almost weightless. A rich wine that offers finesse and an endless finish. Taut, but ends with an open feel. Drink now through 2022. 298 cases made.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard sports a darker ruby color to go with lots of savory dark fruits, crushed rock-like minerality, smoke and violets. One of the meatier, masculine Syrahs from Elizabeth, this full-bodied, layered, nicely concentrated beauty will drink well over the coming decade. Drink 2015-2025. (JD)
Bright, moderately saturated medium ruby. Compelling floral lift to the aromas of dark raspberry and smoke; shows Côte-Rôtie-like finesse and perfume. Firm acidity and underlying mineral energy give lift to the wine's raspberry fruit, but the palate feel is essentially soft. The pH here is close to 4.0 but the wine's saline minerality keeps the wine alive. Finishes with notes of dusty crushed basalt and wet stone, and a subtle hint of raw meat. This singular Washington Syrah should be accessible relatively early.
Peat, flower, smoked meat and earthy funk aromas are at the fore. The flavors show a combination of richness and elegance, with smoked meat and olive brine flavors that linger. (SS)
No Girls Wines was originally founded as a collaboration between Cayuse Vineyards' owner and vigneron Christophe Baron and general manager Trevor Dorland. As the project has evolved, we are very pleased to include other Cayuse employees including Cayuse assistant vigneronne Elizabeth Bourcier and controller Nancy Nestler. These team members prove that No Girls represents an appreciative nod to one of Walla Walla's richest and most colorful eras—it doesn't literally mean no girls. It means that by creating wines true to our valley, we're celebrating our history. Walla Walla Bordello The grapes come from the Cayuse La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience—appropriate since the project was ten years in the making. The vines are tightly spaced and planted on an angle, giving No Girls a personality all its own. These are serious wines, not Cayuse seconds. They're focused and pure—food friendly creations that eloquently express the rocky terroir from which they spring.