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.

Ruby red in color. 13.5% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, saline and flowers. Light to medium body with exquisite acidity. The flavors here are so clearly unique to the Rocks District. Cherry, gamey meat, umami and minerals on the palate. The finish is long and savory. Awesome wine that got better with time in the glass. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 93 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.

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