Walla Walla Valley

No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.3

I followed this over two days. For context, I love these wines (big fan of the WA funk), and it’s always really fun to compare these against the Cayuse lineup. So glad @Bill Bender introduced me to these wines a few years back.

For the price, these are such killer wines. To me, this is Cayuse but just dialed a few steps back. If you want funk, you’ve got it. If you want more elegance and floral notes, you’ve got it. On both day 1 and 2, the aromatics didn’t really change...black pepper crusted black cherries, cherry jerky, tapenade, and white pepper. What I did see change in was the palate. Day one was very coiled showing lots of underripe red and black fruits, herbs de provence and a mineral driven streak down the middle. The whole cluster green/stemmy flair is there but not overly crunchy. Really nervy and vibrant. Day two expanded the wine a bit and while the smoked meat was present, it didn’t dominate. This is where No Girls diverges for me...all the Cayuse notes are there, just dialed back. I was shocked at how tannic this was (decanted 3hrs day one, drank from bottle over an hour on day two). Hold, or decant 3+hrs. This will get even better.
— 10 days ago

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Still gotta try this.
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I’m all for No Girls the wine but I’m against it for society and my personal preferences 😏

Proper Wines

Syrah 2017

Completing a 16,17,18 vertical Syrah tasting at Proper in WW. Very bright fruit! — 2 hours ago

Two Vintners

Some Days are Diamonds Syrah 2018

Enjoyed the stem qualities on day 1 and open blue fruit, meat, and earth on day 2. Not a ton of funk despite being from the rocks district but it’s still one of our favorites, especially for the price. 93-94 — 25 days ago

Skip, Jonathan and 12 others liked this

K Vintners

The Creator Powerline Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2017

Great QPR, very refined for such a big wine, cherry and blueberry fruit with a long and balanced finish. — a day ago

Trixie, Jim and 1 other liked this

Cayuse Vineyards

En Chamberlin Vineyard Syrah 2014

Mike R
9.4

Prefect with Memorial Day weekend ribs - structure with plump expressive personality, showing ripe and dried raspberry and blackberries, meaty with bacon fat and crushed rock tones that glide on the long finish toward vibrant tannins — 14 days ago

Mike, Sarah and 56 others liked this

Leonetti Cellar

Reserve Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Velvety smooth, dark fruit, cassis. — 9 days ago

Alex, Byron and 14 others liked this

L'Ecole No. 41

Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Soft nose of blueberries, black plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, tobacco, dark coffee, earth, herbs, spices, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth, light vegetables and tobacco leaf.

Tangy finish with green tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla Valley is starting to drink nicely now. Showing a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity, with some green notes, that show up as it opens up.

Needs time to open up properly. I gave it 90 minutes, but it might needs even longer.

Still young, but showing good potential. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses. Really nice with the double cream Brie cheese with wild mushrooms.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (35% new).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$39.
— a month ago

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No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache

Wow!!! Didn’t know what to expect. Upon opening didn’t care for it. An hour later - FUNKTACULAR!!!! AMAZING. And even better with food — 9 days ago

Jason, Shay and 3 others liked this
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B. Leighton

Gratitude Olsen Brothers Vineyard Red Blend 2017

70% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, 5% Syrah

Tasty now, age worthy too but fruit is fantastic now
— 14 days ago

Alex, LM and 5 others liked this

L'Ecole No. 41

Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Delicious with Pat’s rib eye steak ($37) — 15 days ago

Alex, Byron and 3 others liked this