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2015 NO GIRLS Syrah
La Paciencia Vineyard
CAYUSE Walla Walla

$95.00

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For collectors and enthusiasts, the 2015 vintage represents a rare opportunity to experience the apex of ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah from the La Paciencia Vineyard. Its limited production and critical acclaim underscore its status as a gem within the world of fine wines. Indulge in the 2015 ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah, a profound and captivating expression of the La Paciencia Vineyard’s terroir and Cayuse Vineyards’ commitment to excellence.
Volume: 750 ML | 13.5% ABV | Collectable

3 in stock

James Suckling – 98 Points

This offers attractive complexity and interest, plenty of savory spices and fresh meaty appeal. Lots of pepper and red plum fruit here. The palate has a smooth-honed, silky feel with bright, spice-wrapped red plum fruit. Long and silky, beautifully rendered syrah with lots of interest. Really focused, this is a benchmark. Drink or hold. Mar/2018 —James Suckling, ~ jamessuckling.com

Wine Advocate – 96+ Points

The 2015 Syrah la Paciencia Vineyard is very impressive, unfurling in the glass with a wonderfully savory bouquet of tapenade, dark chocolate, bresaola, cassis, currant leaf, potpourri and mandarin oil. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, layered and complete, but it’s quite serious and tight-knit despite its structural refinement and will certainly reward patience. Pure and complete, it concludes with a long, sapid finish. Jun/2018 —William Kelley, ~ robertparker.com

Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Points

…blackberry, peppery meats, ground herbs, and smoke. Beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, seamless, and with building minerality, it’s another singular wine from this estate that will continue drinking nicely for a decade. Apr/2018 —Jeb Dunnuck ~ jebdunnuck.com

Description

The 2015 ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah from the La Paciencia Vineyard is a masterful expression of the artistry and dedication of Cayuse Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington. This vintage encapsulates the unique terroir of the La Paciencia Vineyard, renowned for its challenging rocky soils that impart a distinctive character to the grapes.

In the glass, the 2015 ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah unveils a deep, inky purple hue, a prelude to the richness that awaits the senses. On the nose, the wine exudes an intoxicating blend of dark fruit aromas, with blackberries and blueberries taking center stage. There is an alluring complexity with nuances of violet, smoked meat, and a subtle touch of black pepper.

As you take your first sip, the palate is enveloped in a symphony of flavors that unfold in layers. The dark fruit profile persists, joined by notes of black cherries and plums that provide a luscious sweetness. The careful integration of oak adds a subtle framework of vanilla and baking spices, contributing to the wine’s overall complexity.

What sets the 2015 vintage apart is its remarkable balance and structure. The tannins, though present, are finely woven, imparting a velvety texture that caresses the palate. The acidity is vibrant, providing a refreshing lift and ensuring a sense of liveliness in every sip. This Syrah is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship of Cayuse Vineyards, where both power and finesse are harmoniously entwined.

The La Paciencia Vineyard’s signature rocky terroir leaves an indelible mark on the wine, offering a mineral undertone that adds depth and intrigue. There’s a sense of place, a narrative told by the land itself, making each sip a journey into the heart of Walla Walla’s unique viticultural landscape.

The 2015 ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah is not merely a vintage; it’s a moment captured in time, a testament to the climatic conditions, the meticulous vineyard practices, and the intuitive winemaking that define Cayuse Vineyards. This wine has not just aged; it has evolved, revealing layers of complexity and nuance that showcase the potential for greatness in Washington State Syrah.

For collectors and enthusiasts, the 2015 vintage represents a rare opportunity to experience the apex of ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah from the La Paciencia Vineyard. Its limited production and critical acclaim underscore its status as a gem within the world of fine wines. Indulge in the 2015 ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah, a profound and captivating expression of the La Paciencia Vineyard’s terroir and Cayuse Vineyards’ commitment to excellence.

‘NO GIRLS’ is an acclaimed label hailing from the Cayuse Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded by Christophe Baron, a French vigneron with a passion for terroir-driven winemaking, Cayuse Vineyards has become synonymous with producing exceptional Syrah in the Pacific Northwest.

The name ‘NO GIRLS’ itself carries an intriguing backstory. According to legend, when Baron first planted the vineyard, he was advised by locals that the land was so challenging to cultivate that “only a boy could farm it.” Undeterred, Baron embraced this challenge and named his vineyard ‘No Girls’ in a cheeky nod to the initial skepticism he faced.

The La Paciencia Vineyard, specifically associated with the ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah, has its own unique history. Planted in the stony soils of the Walla Walla Valley, this vineyard is known for its challenging conditions. The vines struggle to find nutrients in the rocky terrain, resulting in low yields but grapes that are concentrated with flavor.

The ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah is a reflection of Baron’s commitment to crafting wines that express the essence of the land. The use of biodynamic farming practices, minimal intervention in the winemaking process, and a dedication to showcasing the distinctiveness of the vineyard contribute to the uniqueness of each vintage.

Syrah, the primary grape variety in ‘NO GIRLS,’ thrives in the arid and rocky conditions of Walla Walla. The grape variety is known for producing bold, complex, and age-worthy wines. In the hands of Christophe Baron, the ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah has gained a reputation for its intensity, depth, and a remarkable ability to convey the character of the terroir.

Each vintage of ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah is a testament to the relentless pursuit of quality at Cayuse Vineyards. The winery’s philosophy revolves around expressing the distinctiveness of the vineyard sites, and ‘NO GIRLS’ is a prime example of this commitment. The Syrah produced here is often characterized by its dark fruit flavors, earthy notes, and a fine balance of acidity and tannins.

Collectors and enthusiasts eagerly await each release of ‘NO GIRLS’ Syrah, recognizing it as a rare and exceptional representation of Washington State’s winemaking prowess. The limited production and critical acclaim of these wines contribute to their allure in the world of fine wines.

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