Real Wine, No Tricks
No Girls Wines was originally founded as a collaboration between Cayuse Vineyards' owner and vigneron
Christophe Baron and general manager Trevor Dorland. As the project has evolved, we are very pleased
to include other Cayuse employees including Cayuse assistant vigneronne Elizabeth Bourcier
and controller Nancy Nestler.
These team members prove that No Girls represents an appreciative nod to one of Walla Walla's richest and
most colorful eras—it doesn't literally mean no girls. It means that by creating wines true to our valley,
we're celebrating our history.
“...They always show a perfumed, lively style that's hard to resist.”
—The Wine Advocate
The grapes come from the Cayuse La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience—appropriate since the project
was ten years in the making. The vines are tightly spaced and planted on an angle, giving No Girls a
personality all its own.
These are serious wines, not Cayuse seconds. They're focused and pure—food friendly creations that
eloquently express the rocky terroir from which they spring.
Real Wine. No Tricks.
Here’s what Jeb Dunnuck writing for The Wine Advocate had to say about the 2011 and 2010 vintage wines:
2011 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah
"...finesse and elegance...offers textbook pepper, olive tapenade, smoke and crunchy berry fruits in its medium to full-bodied, seamless and beautifully textured profile. Showing impressive complexity and already hard to resist, I'd lean towards drinking bottles over the coming decade as well." 95 points.
2011 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache
"...Elegant and finesse driven, with a sweet bouquet of wild strawberries, mint, game, rose petal and dried flowers, it is medium to full-bodied, seamless and silky on the palate, with no hard edges. Already delicious, it will drink beautifully over the coming decade or more." 94 points.
2010 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah
"Also brilliant and a superb example of Syrah from the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley...delivers classic aromas and flavors of ground pepper, steak tartar, wild herbs and assorted dark berry-styled fruit. A 100% Syrah that comes from a high density planting located just behind Cayuse’s Armada Vineyard, it is medium to full-bodied, rich and supple on the palate, with an elegant, seamless feel that’s hard to resist. Count me as a fan and this beauty will continue to shine for upwards of another decade. Drink now—2022." 95 points.
2010 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache
"is a gorgeously complex, elegant effort that has both richness and freshness. A 100% Grenache that sees no new oak whatsoever, it possesses exotic aromas and flavors of lavender, olive, river rock and spiced meats that are all grounded by a sweet core of black cherry-like fruit. Medium to full-bodied, transparent and supple, with a deft, seamless texture, juicy acidity and outstanding length, this beautifully done 2010 will drink well for 7-8 years. Drink now—2020." 94 points.
Wine Spectator called the 2009 No Girls vintage "...Some of the best Washington wines ever rated" by the magazine! Here's what Harvey Steiman had to say:
2009 No Girls Syrah
"Juicy plum, blackberry and mineral aromas and flavors leap from the glass, balancing a mass of flavor on a remarkably open texture with amazing finesse. Displays tremendous focus, depth and charm, offering hints of exotic spice and black olive. Drink now through 2025." 98 points.
2009 No Girls Grenache
"Open-textured and expressive, dripping with licorice and black olive overtones to the dark berry fruit, coming together seamlessly on the gloriously expressive finish. Drink now through 2018." 95 points.
How to get some
If you are interested in the wines, please sign-up for the wait list. We will add you to
the mailing list in the future as each vintage allows.
Waiting list sign-up
Questions? Please Contact us.