No Girls Wines is a partnership between famed Cayuse vigneron Christophe Baron and longtime friend and Cayuse general manager, Trevor Dorland. The fruit comes from the Cayuse La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience—appropriate as the project was ten years in the making. The vines are tightly spaced and planted on an angle, giving No Girls a profile all its own. Elizabeth Bourcier is the Winemaker at No Girls.
The name No Girls comes from a mid-19th century building Christophe purchased. Just past the main entrance, at the top of a flight of stairs, the words “no girls” were painted on the wall. The decades old sign was a symbol that this house of ill repute had been shut down. The wine label is an actual photograph.
Ruby red in color. 14.1% ABV. Riveting nose of black fruits, grilled meats and olives. Full bodied with strong acidity. Intense and concentrated on the palate. Flavors of cherry, coffee, olive brine and smoke. The finish is long, smooth and seamless. Tremendous wine with all the attributes I adore in a winery associated with Christophe Baron. Clearly a benchmark for New World Tempranillo. Best over the next 2-4 years.
My rating: 96 points.
The wine is incredibly hard to obtain. Sign up for the waiting list. Be patient.