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2009 Cayuse - Grenache God Only Knows 750ml
2009 Cayuse - Grenache God Only Knows
USA - Washington - Columbia Valley - Walla Walla
Red / Grenache
2009 Cayuse - Grenache God Only Knows
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IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 165

(aged in neutral puncheons from Rene Rostaing and concrete eggs): Good medium-dark red. Very ripe aroma of strawberry liqueur. Intensely flavored and gripping; broad without coming across as heavy. Wild berry and smoke flavors are accented by a peppery element. Finishes subtle and long, with substantial fine, dusty tannins.

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WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht Issue: 204

The Cayuse 2009 Grenache Armada Vineyard God Only Knows (named for the otherwise unspecified roughly 10% share of this that he claims isn't Grenache) was cropped at only a ton and a half per acre (ca. 20 hectoliters per hectare) because, as Baron puts it, 'we are struggling every year just to get Grenache ripe. But we love it for the challenge,â?� he hastens to add. 'Even a monkey can make a great Syrah, but Grenache , We've got 7 acres of this grape now,â?� compared with more or less 25 of Syrah, he reports, commenting: 'You've got to be crazy!â?� Fresh strawberry and elderberry are tinged with birch bark extract, black tea, and basil, making for an aromatically intriguing and lip-smacking palate presence. An upwelling of beef marrow and a Syrah- (or Gewurztraminer-) like hint of smoked meat add to the wine's saliva-inducing savor. Here is a really vivid illustration of how the best Washington wines offer nearly luxuriant richness and sweet berry intensity but at the same time exhilarating vibrancy and lift. And, true to Baron's repeatedly stated intentions, there are ' beyond salt, stone, and smoky aura of black tea ' elements impinging on this wine's superbly sustained finish that can only be called 'mineral,â?� even if one can't find further words for them. I suspect this will be worth following for at least a decade. Incidentally, the wine was vinified in concrete and then aged in demi-muids plus one concrete egg. Apropos controlling alcohol and enhancing ripe flavors (for more on which, see my winery introduction), this beauty clocked in at what ' in comparison with other recent vintages ' counts as a modest 14.3%, despite its warm growing season; yet as you can tell from my description, there's nothing under-ripe about its performance!

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WS
92

Wine Spectator Author: Harvey Steiman

Wafts of black olive and tar sneak around the edges of the black berry and purple plum fruit, remaining open-textured and complex through the long finish.

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