Bottle Notes

2012 No Girls Tempranillo 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.

Purple in color. 14.1% ABV. Sublime nose of dark fruits, olive brine, roasted meats and flowers. Medium body with ample acidity. Rich and silky. The wine gets better with time in the glass. Black cherry, coffee, tapenade and blood on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Awesome Tempranillo that really needs a healthy decant to truly shine. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 95 points.

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

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