For some reason, while I like the Cayuse GOK Grenache, I rarely have been enamored with it. This No Girls was superb. Basically a P&P this had a tad of the rocks funk, but in understated fashion. Savory, meaty, great expansive palate presence. The mineral infused strawberry fruit had both urgency and grip. I think this could age for quite a few years yet, but certainly in the zone if you want to drive it today.
Drank double blinded against Cayuse God Only Knows from the same year. Especially upon opening it had more on the nose, dark fruit, grilled beef, minerals, and after two to three hours the fruit came out more. Still young, but last bottle from this vintage. Do give this several hours or air time. I guessed that it was French prior to being revealed. Both very similar in flavor profile.
Last of 3 and a bit sad to have finished already. Love these Grenaches and their purity. Great fruit and funk, easy to drink. Earthy mushroom and red cherry. Nice difference relative to all the "rocks" syrah that has come to market in last few years (which I love)...but this is just good Grenache.
Based on CT notes, I decanted this for three hours. The nose reveals fresh porcini mushrooms, new leather, plums, and black raspberries. This wine is luscious, with plenty of dark fruits dominating the palate (along with a touch of granite), yet the wine is also well balanced with good acidity and moderate structure. I expect this wine to improve from here.
Soaring aromatics that you could sit and just smell for days. Tasting this wine within the first few hours of opening, on the other hand, is like furminating your tongue. Given many hours, or days, of air, this wine is silky smooth and delicious.
Quick review, a little of the familiar Cayuse funk. A polished, multi-layered Greanche on the light side that while young was very drinkable despite a pop and pour. Not too heavy, not too sweet, plenty or lighter red fruits, some minearality, a little funk, some tar and maybe a hint of cedar. Watch out when this grows up. Perfect with an eclectic meal.
Decanted two hours at the Caldwell's. The nose and drink matched each other perfectly -- a subtle earthiness and slight funk layered under the sweet, perfectly weighted Grenache. A much subdued Cayuse wine. Delicious, WotN in fact.
Color: Pale Ruby Smell: Earth, red fruits, blueberries, cedar, black trumpet mushrooms, oolong tea, and chewing tobacco Taste: A melange of red fruit, blueberries, blackberries, coffee, with hints of clove and allspice. Overall: Outstanding!! Light-medium body, med+ fruit, med+ acidity, med- tannin, and a depth and complexity that is sure to please most wine lovers.
Just arrived so we decided to commit infanticide and we wee not disappointed. This was less intense than I expected based upon the Cayuse pedigree of its team. Decanted for an hour. Excellent balance and smoothness. The fruit is there but not a fruit bomb. Light raspberry with meatyness. I noticed a touch of cedar, unusual in a new wine. This went down very smooth and was drinkable despite its youth.
Decanted for 1.5 hours. Nose of dark berries, spice and a little funk. Palate was quite full and showed a little earthiness. Moderate acidity and tannins. Balanced for such a young wine. Might even get better with age. Very nice.
Pop and pour. Didn't get too much time to spend with this so I'd say this is 92 with a lot of room to grow. Nose had some of that animalistic Cayuse funk that I love so much along with some ripe strawberries, and a nice earthy minerality to it that all followed into the palate. Drinking pretty well right now but a touch of a short clipped tannic finish.
One of the best wines I have had in a long time. Savory notes with some menthol and red fruit on the nose followed by beautiful red fruit notes on the palate that is followed by earth, spices, meat and mushroom notes. Nice silky texture and long finish makes it an outstanding wine. Drinking well now but should improve with some age.
Slightly dusty nose with notes of dark cherries and tar, which blossomed into a Cayuse-like perfumed nose after an hour and a half. Popped, pored and determined a decant was necessary, which really allowed the wine to shine. A great, smooth mouth feel transitioned to a slight moment of spice on the mid palate and a long finish comprising of salumi and hints of smoke. Recommend decanting for two hours before jumping in. Another delicious creation by Christophe though!
Since we purchased without being able to taste, we couldn't wait to try when the delivery came. Enjoyed with friends over dinner at Crush......Yum! This is an outstanding grenache. Similar earthy, barnyard taste found in Cayuse, which I love, but not overpowering. Very drinkable now. Will be interested to see how it changes over the next few years. It will be hard to resist opening another bottle soon.