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 “Vigneron” 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. 13.6% ABV. Savory nose of dark fruits, smoked meats and roasted herbs. Medium body with ample acidity. Rich, plush and incredibly smooth. Black cherry, tapenade, gamey meats and minerals on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Such finesse and elegance in this wine. Approachable now but this will drink well for years to come. I’ll open my last bottle in 2025.
My rating: 95 points.
The 2020 will be released to the mailing list early next year. I am a buyer. Sign up for the waiting list. Be patient.
The Christophe Baron portfolio, known as Bionic Wines, includes Cayuse, Horsepower , No Girls, Hors Categorie and Champagne Christophe Baron. I am not sure what is next on the horizon for Christophe but I look forward to being a part of it.