Red

2009 Cayuse Grenache God Only Knows

Grenache

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 77

  • rogerr Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 18, 2019 - In an interesting place. Has evolved for the better over the past 5 years. Still has lots of room for development but not sure where it's going.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • FLI Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 23, 2019 - Excellent. Fruit was tasty and no heavy heat.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Acohen Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 17, 2019 - Slight funk on the nose with lots of raspberry and a little leather and meat on the finish

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • acyso wrote: 83 points

    March 9, 2019 - "You only YOLO once" (Chicago, IL): Once upon a time, this was a really ripe and fleshy wine, with the fruit to stand up to the alcohol. Alas, this is a desiccating wine, with dried remnants of fruit and quite a bit of alcoholic heft. There are definitely some nice earthy elements here (perhaps the faded fruit has exposed them?), but this has seen better days.

  • patwjr wrote: 91 points

    January 17, 2019 - Pnp. Popping Cayuse funk at first, blew off somewhat after 20 min. Earthy rustic masked fruit, wine smoothed a bit with age, though still tannins, stems, a certain wilderness taste. Not sure if more fruit will emerge with time. Off bottle?

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link)

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  • By Sean Sullivan
    11/30/2012 (link) ***** points

    (Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Grenache Walla Walla Valley) Dark in color. A brooding wine, loaded with mineral, ash, iodine, and savory notes. The palate is perfumed, ethereal, with incredible intensity and a distinctive umami quality leading to an exceptionally long finish. Aged in neutral puncheons. 100% Grenache. 14.3% alcohol. 491 cases produced.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/27/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Cayuse Grenache God Only Knows) Medium dark purple red violet color; complex, exotic, ripe plum, floral, hibiscus, roast plum, lifted nose; tasty, poised, fresh, light herbs, tart cherry, tart raspberry, mineral palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish 92+ points (vineyard planted in '01; '09 was a very hot year, the alcohol is 14.5%)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cayuse
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation God Only Knows
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 753 (54%)
  • Consumed 623 (45%)

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