Double Lucky

8 Red Blend

9.27 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Finally got around to watching the Zoom tasting, and gave this about an hour and a half decant (though I did have a small pour at pop and didn’t notice too much of a difference at the end of the decant). I love all Bionic wines (Cayuse, No Girls, Horsepower, Hor Categorie, Champagne CB), so what a treat it was for them to send all members an inaugural bottle free of charge!

This is definitely more in the vein of No Girls, as expected. A blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Syrah (percentages aren’t given as the blend will be different each year) from young vines, it seems mostly Grenache driven. Very approachable and bright with only a kiss of Cayuse funk. Blind, I think I could get the region right, but I’m not sure I could take it to Cayuse. Aromatically it has savory funk, iron, and classical green/herbal stemmy notes, but the palate reveals a grilled black cherry, black pepper crusted rhubarb, soft wine with an herb and black tea finish that shows more acidity than tannin. Definitely on the consume early side, but would hold easily for a couple years. Looking forward to the official release next year!

Finally got around to watching the Zoom tasting, and gave this about an hour and a half decant (though I did have a small pour at pop and didn’t notice too much of a difference at the end of the decant). I love all Bionic wines (Cayuse, No Girls, Horsepower, Hor Categorie, Champagne CB), so what a treat it was for them to send all members an inaugural bottle free of charge!

This is definitely more in the vein of No Girls, as expected. A blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Syrah (percentages aren’t given as the blend will be different each year) from young vines, it seems mostly Grenache driven. Very approachable and bright with only a kiss of Cayuse funk. Blind, I think I could get the region right, but I’m not sure I could take it to Cayuse. Aromatically it has savory funk, iron, and classical green/herbal stemmy notes, but the palate reveals a grilled black cherry, black pepper crusted rhubarb, soft wine with an herb and black tea finish that shows more acidity than tannin. Definitely on the consume early side, but would hold easily for a couple years. Looking forward to the official release next year!

Apr 20th, 2021
Aaron Rankin

Cayuse funky nose, expectedly juicy primary fruit that starts fresh but quickly softens and shows a blueberry/blackberry compote ending. Also getting some Chinese fermented bean curd. Partially carbonic Cayuse?

Cayuse funky nose, expectedly juicy primary fruit that starts fresh but quickly softens and shows a blueberry/blackberry compote ending. Also getting some Chinese fermented bean curd. Partially carbonic Cayuse?

Apr 10th, 2021
Neil Shah

Lovely table wine. Not too Cayusey...in a good way.

Lovely table wine. Not too Cayusey...in a good way.

Apr 4th, 2021
Tom Garland

What a suprise!! A free bottle shipped to all on Christophe Baron mailing lists(Cayuse, Hors Categorie, Horespower, No Girls) and a zoom tasting with the bionic frog himself, for this new wine from No Girls winery. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo, from younger vines.

1 hour decant. An exquisite medium dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: big nose of cherry, grilled meat, a slight Cayuse funk(luv it), leather, dark chocolate, pencil lead. Taste: juicy, fresh medium body wine with plum, baking spice, milk chocolate, grapefruit, leather, and a nice looonnnggg finish. A fun, easy to drink wine now or over the next 4 years. You know you want some!!!

What a suprise!! A free bottle shipped to all on Christophe Baron mailing lists(Cayuse, Hors Categorie, Horespower, No Girls) and a zoom tasting with the bionic frog himself, for this new wine from No Girls winery. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo, from younger vines.

1 hour decant. An exquisite medium dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: big nose of cherry, grilled meat, a slight Cayuse funk(luv it), leather, dark chocolate, pencil lead. Taste: juicy, fresh medium body wine with plum, baking spice, milk chocolate, grapefruit, leather, and a nice looonnnggg finish. A fun, easy to drink wine now or over the next 4 years. You know you want some!!!

Apr 3rd, 2021
Jeffrey Bragman

President at WINEPSYCH

9.2

Jeffrey had this a month ago

Jeffrey had this a month ago

Apr 3rd, 2021
Michael Aslanides

Michael had this a month ago

Michael had this a month ago

Apr 5th, 2021
Brian R

Brian had this a month ago

Brian had this a month ago

Apr 4th, 2021