Washington Syrah

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.
— 8 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 😏

Barnard Griffin

Columbia Valley Port Syrah 2020

Unique, slightly more body with pleasent spiciness. — 6 days ago

Waters

Forgotten Hills Syrah 2013

Enjoyed this with Pat’s steak ($20). Fruity full bodied delicious — 6 days ago

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 — 13 days ago

Mike, Sarah and 56 others liked this

Tenor Wines

Syrah 2017

I love that this wine has strong fruity flavors. It also includes savory flavors as well as some delicious spices. Polished and wonderful! — 8 days 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 — 23 days ago

Skip, Jonathan and 12 others liked this

Big Hands

Horse Heaven Hills Syrah Rosé

2018 Vintage - deeper color rose but nice watermelon, rose water,spice nice med plus acidity 13%abv — 6 days ago

Aravind, Mark and 8 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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3 years old in a good place

W.T. Vintners

Les Collines Vineyard Syrah 2013

On a bit of a W.T. kick lately. The 13 is tasting stunning right now! So much character, absolutely great on its own. — a month ago

Shay, Eric and 1 other liked this

Tapteil Vineyard

Syrah 2016

This is drinking beautifully now but will only continue to get better with age. Favorite wine of the night last night. — 12 days ago

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Owen Roe

Ex Umbris Columbia Valley Syrah 2019

JFP
9.0

Excellent Syrah. Definitely a keeper. — 4 days ago