Cayuse Vineyards

God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache

9.56 ratings
101 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Grenache
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

I haven’t tried this 2017 WWB wine of the year for more than a year. Needless to say, I was completely blown away with this stunner. The 2014 'God Only Knows' is an utterly fascinating wine from the amazing team of Christophe Baron and Elizabeth Bourcier of Cayuse Vineyards. This stunning Grenache was sourced from the Armada Vineyard and instantly impresses as it opens to intoxicating aromatics of red fruits, meat, tangerine rind, black forest cake, black truffle oil, and Earl Grey tea. This walks a tight rope between power and elegance, showcasing blackberry cobbler, and black plums with red raspberry preserves, red cherries and pomegranate seed. Beautifully balanced and structured this continues to impress with its gorgeous texture and poise. Flavors of blood orange, umami and black olive tapenade continue to add complexity and impressive range as they build on the finish. The combination of purity and precision are a thing of beauty. Overall, this is a complete success, and one of most impressive wines ever from Walla Walla. Outstanding now and also possesses lovely aging potential. Drink 2019- 2029-100

I haven’t tried this 2017 WWB wine of the year for more than a year. Needless to say, I was completely blown away with this stunner. The 2014 'God Only Knows' is an utterly fascinating wine from the amazing team of Christophe Baron and Elizabeth Bourcier of Cayuse Vineyards. This stunning Grenache was sourced from the Armada Vineyard and instantly impresses as it opens to intoxicating aromatics of red fruits, meat, tangerine rind, black forest cake, black truffle oil, and Earl Grey tea. This walks a tight rope between power and elegance, showcasing blackberry cobbler, and black plums with red raspberry preserves, red cherries and pomegranate seed. Beautifully balanced and structured this continues to impress with its gorgeous texture and poise. Flavors of blood orange, umami and black olive tapenade continue to add complexity and impressive range as they build on the finish. The combination of purity and precision are a thing of beauty. Overall, this is a complete success, and one of most impressive wines ever from Walla Walla. Outstanding now and also possesses lovely aging potential. Drink 2019- 2029-100

Apr 14th, 2019
David Lincoln

My favorite nose of the seminar. Umami, macerated strawberries, spice. There is a pencil shaving after taste that is fittingly pleasant. Slight astringency.

My favorite nose of the seminar. Umami, macerated strawberries, spice. There is a pencil shaving after taste that is fittingly pleasant. Slight astringency.

Nov 8th, 2018
Mike D
9.5

Mike had this 9 months ago

Mike had this 9 months ago

Sep 4th, 2018
romo

romo had this 2 years ago

romo had this 2 years ago

Apr 7th, 2017
Brian Rabinove

Brian had this 4 years ago

Brian had this 4 years ago

Jan 4th, 2015