No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache

9.313 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

My contribution for a massive Grenache theme wine tasting (being as socially distanced as possible). This was alongside Cayuse God Only Knows, a 2011 No Girls Grenache, SQN Female, Saxum Terry Hogue, Lillian Grenache, 06 and 07 Beaucastel, and others.

Broken record, I know, but these wines are insanely delicious and so well crafted. Very much in the “love it or hate it” style, as typical with Cayuse wines. Much more spice and herbal lift here compared to the 2011. Stemmy, black peppercorn dusted rhubarb, olive, and smoked cherry jerky aromatics. Vibrant, almost nervy, on the palate with beautiful acidity. On the palate, it’s a back and forth between saline, iron driven savory notes and underripe fleshy red fruits. Compared to their Syrah, this is always a bit lighter and more bright. Seems to be drinking at peak.

My contribution for a massive Grenache theme wine tasting (being as socially distanced as possible). This was alongside Cayuse God Only Knows, a 2011 No Girls Grenache, SQN Female, Saxum Terry Hogue, Lillian Grenache, 06 and 07 Beaucastel, and others.

Broken record, I know, but these wines are insanely delicious and so well crafted. Very much in the “love it or hate it” style, as typical with Cayuse wines. Much more spice and herbal lift here compared to the 2011. Stemmy, black peppercorn dusted rhubarb, olive, and smoked cherry jerky aromatics. Vibrant, almost nervy, on the palate with beautiful acidity. On the palate, it’s a back and forth between saline, iron driven savory notes and underripe fleshy red fruits. Compared to their Syrah, this is always a bit lighter and more bright. Seems to be drinking at peak.

Aug 21st, 2020
William Hughes

Gimme that funk, that funky sweet, that funky stuff! Smoke, cassis, sweet and savory spices, red fruits, dried roses, and tobacco leaf. Effortlessly balanced. Years ahead of this young wine!

Gimme that funk, that funky sweet, that funky stuff! Smoke, cassis, sweet and savory spices, red fruits, dried roses, and tobacco leaf. Effortlessly balanced. Years ahead of this young wine!

Dec 17th, 2018
Daniel Porter

Silky smooth with lot’s of red fruit and a beautiful minerality. Will be even better with a few more years in the bottle.

Silky smooth with lot’s of red fruit and a beautiful minerality. Will be even better with a few more years in the bottle.

Dec 28th, 2018
Buddy G

Yum. Great acidity. Touch of smoke and baby funk. A drink the whole bottle yourslef kinda wine.

Yum. Great acidity. Touch of smoke and baby funk. A drink the whole bottle yourslef kinda wine.

Oct 6th, 2018
Aravind A

Decanted, and still took 3-4 hrs to open up. Needs plenty of time. Beautiful nose with charred raspberry, some charcoal, some game. Still fairly reductive nose after this much time open. Just lovely on the palate with loads of dark red fruit, charred herbs, and reasonable acidity, though missing some umami on the midpalate. Very fine tannin on the finish.

Decanted, and still took 3-4 hrs to open up. Needs plenty of time. Beautiful nose with charred raspberry, some charcoal, some game. Still fairly reductive nose after this much time open. Just lovely on the palate with loads of dark red fruit, charred herbs, and reasonable acidity, though missing some umami on the midpalate. Very fine tannin on the finish.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Greg Giere

Greg had this 2 years ago

Greg had this 2 years ago

Oct 14th, 2019
Campbell Bradley Dobbs

Campbell had this 2 years ago

Campbell had this 2 years ago

Feb 23rd, 2020
James Knoblich

James had this 2 years ago

James had this 2 years ago

Oct 13th, 2019
Casey Stringer

Casey had this 2 years ago

Casey had this 2 years ago

Jul 21st, 2019
David B

David had this 3 years ago

David had this 3 years ago

Feb 7th, 2019