Bottle Notes, Syrah

2008 No Girls Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard – Bottle Notes

No Girls Wines is a partnership between famed Cayuse vigneron Christophe Baron and longtime friend and Cayuse general manager, Trevor Dorland. The fruit comes from the Cayuse La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience—appropriate as the project was ten years in the making. The vines are tightly spaced and planted on an angle, giving No Girls a profile all its own.

The name No Girls comes from a mid-19th century building Christophe purchased. Just past the main entrance, at the top of a flight of stairs, the words “no girls” were painted on the wall. The decades old sign was a symbol that this house of ill repute had been shut down. The wine label is an actual photograph.

Ruby red in color. 14.2% ABV. Cherries, blueberries and cabbage on the nose. Full bodied with super acidity. Rich and savory. Flavors of olive brine, game, cherries, umami and pepper. Great mouthfeel with a unique sense of weight and grip on the palate. The finish is exceptional. Drink over the next 4-6 years.

My rating: 95 points.

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