More Vintages and Sizes of Cayuse - Grenache God Only Knows:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 135
($55; from a crop level of less than a ton an acre) Good deep ruby-red. Liqueur-like black cherry and roasted strawberry on the nose, lifted by pepper, exotic flowers and cinnamon. Offers a lush texture and compelling sweetness of roasted red berry flavor, with a lightly tarry quality and a suggestion of minerality from the inclusion of a bit of syrah. Baron told me that the grenache was pinot-like before he added the syrah, and that now it's richer and creamier. Finishes with slightly tough tannins that softened up with aeration. This sappy, liqueur-like, peppery wine makes a fascinating new addition to the Cayuse portfolio and shows terrific varietal character.
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Author: Jay Miller
The red wines start with the 2005 Grenache God Only Knows - Armada Vineyard, the first release of this wine. It was produced from yields of 1 ton per acre with 75% of the crop dropped on the ground. Cherry preserves, kirsch, and raspberry are the primary notes both aromatically and on the palate. It is super-expressive and mouth-filling with a very long finish. "High density vineyards and low yields are the secret to Grenache," says Baron.
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 03/01/2011
Had with a 03 Les Amis (Aus) and 07 Pure (French). All 100%. More smokey with big flavors. The Les Amis was the most integrated and complete...maybe due to the years of difference.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 02/12/2011
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