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.
Crimson in color. 13.8% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, game, ocean air and olive brine. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Just the slightest hint of Rocks District funk. Cherries, blood, umami and minerals on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Fantastic Tempranillo and distinct enough from the Cayuse lineup that I might consider increasing my allocation. Best over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 94 points.
The wine is incredibly hard to obtain. Sign up for the waiting list. Be patient.