Cayuse Vineyards

God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2011

Cayuse was called for after a long week at the office which consisted of tastings at Larkmead and Skipstone (not to mention tasting each barrel of 2016 Theorem) and visits to our two new vineyard sites (Moon Mountain and Dry Creek). The highlight of the week, though, was my first working lunch at Diavola in Geyserville. I get it now... anytime close and it’s mandatory.

As for this Cayuse... the 2011 God Only Knows Grenache comes from a 7 acre parcel of the Armada Vineyard in Walla Walla Valley. The other 25 acres or so are planted to Syrah. While close to being ready immediately, an hour open really helps it work out the kinks, which should almost be expected for a wine this exotic. At its core it is kirsch infused with fresh cracked pepper, forest floor, and Herbes de Provence, with a pure minerality that adds just enough acid, but not too much that it keeps the Strawberry from shaking its ass. Stunning.
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@Isaac Pirolo Good review, great pic Cheers 🍷
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Thanks for the check in on this @Isaac Pirolo I think I need to pull some “stunning” from the cellar soon. I have the GOK back to ‘07 and I’ve never opened.
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@Bill Bender Do it! Get stunned.


Paso Robles Grenache 2015

15’ Cass Grenache. Why is Grenache not exploding in California?
Without a doubt red fruits dominate in this one. All front & middle palate . Back of the palate is lush & simplistic. Flippin delicious!
It’s lightweight on the palate, but with complex flavors of herb & spice that swirl around ripened grapefruit/touch of tobacco & a bit of peppercorn?!?
— 17 days ago

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@Alicia Cypress I appreciate that.
Joseph Barsky

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Uh, SQN Grenache for a long time... We also enjoy the Grenache and GSM blends of Herman Story, McPrice Myers, Torrin, Saxum, Booker, TH and more. Much more bang for the $ than Napa! Paso and Santa Barbara are rocking it.
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I had them all except Torrin ? The last couple years I’ve been purchasing a lot of Santa Barbara wines. Paso wines I’ve been enjoying for many years now.. Great bang for the buck in both places. Cheers & Thx

Ron Yates

Texas High Plains Grenache Rosé 2017

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National Rosé day, so might as well enjoy the blistering TX heat with a TX rosé from @Ron Yates !

@Delectable Wine : This is the Ron Yates Grenache rosé, not the Sangiovese.

Similar in color to the RY Cinsault rosé. Smells of rhubarb tart, red and orange fruit skins, and an herbal spice which I find typical of Grenache rosés. Nice acidity, more so than the Cinsault. Floral on the palate with bing cherry & cantaloupe.
— 12 days ago

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Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

Hogwash Grenache Rosé 2017

Nice little sipper for a hot, humid night. Strawberry scented with heavy flavors of watermelon and basil. Great value — 4 days ago

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@Kimberly Anderson Life is good Cheers 🍷

Château de Trinquevedel

Tavel Rosé Grenache 2017

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Brilliant orange-pink. Pungent red currant, cherry and blood orange aromas, along with suggestions of lavender and chalky minerals. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering red berry and bitter cherry flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Marries power to finesse with a smooth hand and finishes very long and sappy; a late floral nuance adds a grace note. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2018) — a day ago

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Gregory Graham

Crimson Hill Vineyard Grenache 2012

Brighter, tangy than you expect from grenache. Very soft floral and cherry bark on the nose. Very little hint of the 14.5% abv. Chewy but delicate stem flavors, and more dark berry than cherry flavors. Much less daylight between this and, say, a VML pinot than this vs a typical, highly structured, hot, jammy grenache. Incredibly smooth after 6 years. Could've had another 6 maybe to cellar. Bravo. — 8 days ago

No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache

2014 No Girls Grenache. “Great Wine, No Tricks” Absolutely killer! I was a little concerned about opening this one so soon, but WOW! Totally open for business. Much more approachable than a Cayuse of similar vintage. Probably the absolute best QPR I can think of. If you get the opportunity, buy, buy, buy. — 11 days ago

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A Tribute to Grace Wines

Hofer Vineyard Grenache 2014

Easy to declare- best Cucamonga Grenache of the vintage. Fun wine to share with a friend who knows this vineyard well. — 2 days ago

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Amazing any vineyards are left in the area

Sine Qua Non

Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Estate Grenache 2012

Very intense and deep. Very pure and plush. Focused, intense and delicious. Really good. — 9 days ago

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Prodigal Grenache 2013

Just as good as we remember it at the cellar door.
Fragrant, medium bodied goodness.
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