Celebrating Empowered Women
No Girls celebrates the belief that empowered women create empowered wine—and champions the many talented and independent women of this profession and beyond.
The wines are crafted by Elizabeth Bourcier, Resident Vigneronne for Cayuse Vineyards. After co-producing the first vintage with Cayuse Vigneronne Christophe Baron in 2008, she has had carte blanche on all aspects of the wine creation for the 2011 vintage and beyond. The wines have earned routinely high accolades, with Wine Spectator calling them “some of the best Washington wines ever rated” by the magazine.
The grapes come from the La Paciencia vineyard, which means patience in Spanish—appropriate since the project was ten years in the making. The tightly spaced vines, planted on an angle in the Stones of the Walla Walla Valley, give No Girls a personality all its own, and the wines are focused and pure. These are food friendly creations that reflect finesse, elegance, charm and character.
Historically, women were excluded from the key stages of wine production, hampered by the prevailing societal belief that it was strictly “a man’s work.” No Girls offers a new narrative that’s driven by the strength and resilience of women. The wines are as modern, opinionated and powerful as the name suggests.
Here are our most recent professional reviews. Scores within parentheses indicate barrel samples:
2017 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache
.A masterclass of finesse and elegance, the 2017 Grenache la Paciencia Vineyard explodes with seductive floral tones that immediately capture your attention.... —Anthony Mueller, The Wine Advocate
2017 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah
…Classic Rocks Syrah with its meaty, bloody blue fruits, ground black pepper, cured meats, violets, and spring flower aromas and flavors. Beautifully textured, concentrated, medium to full-bodied, and flawlessly balanced, it’s another incredible wine from this label ... —Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
2017 No Girls Tempranillo
Rose petals, forest floor, spring flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, and loads of spice all emerge… feminine, floral, complex bouquet. Nicely textured on the palate, with medium to full-bodied richness, it has great tannins, perfect balance, and just has everything in the right places... —Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
2017 No Girls Double Lucky #8
The mouthfeel has a seamless texture with magical length. Layers of Hoisin sauce with white pepper, black truffle shavings, salted Parma ham and roasted dates that all magically come together on the palate. —Dr. Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com
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