Bottle Notes, Syrah

2013 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. Elizabeth Bourcier is the Winemaker at No Girls.

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.

Blood red in color. 13.5% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, olive brine, barbecued meats and flowers. Medium body with ample acidity. Plush and rich with tremendous mouthfeel and minerality. Cherries, game and smoke on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Textbook Rocks District meets Christophe Baron. Soft and approachable but the stuffing is here to cellar for another 2-4 years.

My rating: 93 points.

The wine is incredibly hard to obtain. Sign up for the waiting list. Be patient.

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