Tasted with three other 2010 Reynvaan syrahs, their 2011 cab, two 2009 No Girls, and five Cayuse. Medium ruby, translucent. Softer, sweeter red fruit style, compared to the bigger, earthier syrahs. Dark cherry aromas with subtle oak; soft, lush black cherry flavors, concentrated but very approachable, increased in intensity over several hours. Definitely different aromas from the syrahs. The palate is a combination of softness, power, elegance, and noticeable alcohol, which carries into the very long aftertaste. While this wine seems soft and fruity, its concentration and alcohol build in the mouth. Drink it now or over the next several years. Ric
Color: Ruby Smell: Oil-cured black olive, beef blood, char & graphite with a hint of blue & red fruits. Taste: Raspberry, strawberry, clove, dried orange peel, and a slight candied presence of red currant preserves Overall: This was decanted for about 2.5 hours prior to tasting in a magnum decanter. This medium bodied wine has med acidity, intense purity of fruit, and bears the signature of Christoph's like every Cayuse I've had before. If I had this I would forget it in the cellar for 2-3 years. Outstanding.
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(No Girls Grenache Walla Walla Valley) Fairly dark in color for Grenache, this is an aromatic wine full of mineral, earthy funk, truffle, and floral notes. The palate is soft and perfumed, on the lighter side of medium bodied, like liquid rocks, teeming with intensity and a tannin profile more prominent than is frequently seen in this variety. 163 cases produced.
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