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. 14.1% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, olive brine, bacon fat and smoke. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Impressive concentration and power. Cherry, charred meats, olives and minerals on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Thoroughly unique and utterly delicious at ten years of age. Best over the next 2-3 years.
My rating: 94 points.
The 2018 was released to the mailing list earlier this month. I am a buyer. Sign up for the waiting list. Be patient.