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2016 Cayuse No Girls Tempranillo

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

...exotic bouquet of black cherries, violets, chocolate, tobacco, smoke, and candied orange rind. It's deep, beautiful, savory, and full-bodied, with a thrilling texture...incredibly elegant, singular wine...

94+ The Wine Advocate

...dark fruit on the nose, with blackberry, wild strawberry and hints of soft leather and wet river rock. In the mouth, the wine is medium to full-bodied and shows a subtle spiciness... It ends with a long, mineral finish and lingering tannins...

94James Suckling

...savory, fresh leather, earth and tobacco character with more flowers than fruits on offer. The palate has an understated core of smoothly sheeted tannin with quite a juicy edge. Wild-herb infusion, blackcurrants and cherries to close.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of red and black cherry, dark raspberry, spices and dusty rose...savory and concentrated, with cranberry and raspberry fruit flavors lifted by an herbal quality. Conveys a sexy, slightly high-toned raspberry liqueur quality... Finishes with substantial but high-quality tannins, with piquant cranberry and pomegranate flavors...

92Wine Enthusiast

...aromas are expressive, with notes of firepit, dried tobacco, cherry, plum and funk. The fruit and savory flavors are rich and layered, showing an exquisite sense of balance. A long fruit, savory and firepit-filled finish follows.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

TYPE

Red Wine, Tempranillo

Think leather and cherries together for Tempranillo wines. This wine looks lighter than it is. It can be medium or full bodied, but its thin-skinned, big grapes, give it a more transparent appearance. It is grown in Spain, Portugal, the U.S. and Australia.