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

Walla Walla Bordello 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.

Accolades

2014

GRENACHE
96 Points
It’s a totally gorgeous red that gives up complex notes of rose petals, black cherries, olive brine, underbrush and ample salinity that literally makes you salivate. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and yet ethereally textured and elegance, … —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

SYRAH
96 Points
Its deep ruby/mostly opaque color is followed by a deep, slightly closed bouquet of smoked black fruits, cured meats, black olive and violet/floral aromas and flavors. Like all of the wines here, it's seamless and elegant on the palate, yet has plenty of authority, depth and length. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

TEMPRANILLO
95+ Points
Charcoal, beef blood, black currants, roasted herbs and smoked meats all emerge from this rich, full-bodied, concentrated and tannic beauty that has incredibly finesse, elegance and length. It's another wine that builds with time in the glass, has ample fruit authority, and is going to keep for two decades. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

2013

GRENACHE

#1 in the ‘Sense of Place’ - Seattle Met ‘Top 100 Washington Wines’

95 Points
… the 2013 Grenache la Paciencia Vineyard is getting up there with some of the top Grenache releases to come out of the New World. Incredibly perfumed, with notes of herbes de Provence, flowers, dried strawberries and assorted red fruits, it’s medium to full-bodied, seamless and impeccably balanced. The buzz words here are perfume, complexity and elegance. It’s also worth noting that the Grenache vines for this wine come from the famed Rayas lieu-dit in Chateauneuf du Pape. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

93 Points
Sleek and polished, with a structured backbone, offering floral raspberry and bacon fat aromas and layered red plum and cracked pepper flavors that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2023. 304 cases made. —Tim Fish, Wine Spectator

SYRAH

93 Points
… another pretty, perfumed, medium- to full-bodied effort that reminds me of a Cote Rotie from the southern, Cote Blonde end of the appellation. Crushed flowers, raspberries, violets, incense and dried herbs all emerge from this elegant, seamless Syrah that has fine tannin and a clean, focused finish. It will drink well for a decade. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

94 Points
Sleek and evocative, with expressive aromas of violet, blackberry and smoky meat and harmonious flavors of blueberry, dark Asian spice and grilled anise. Soft tannins finesse the finish. Drink now through 2024. 305 cases made. —Tim Fish, Wine Spectator

94 Points
Highly perfumed scents of red raspberry, strawberry, flint, iodine and iron, plus a hint of orange peel that Christophe Baron attributes to magnesium in the soil. Not a particularly fleshy style but compellingly aromatic and precise, offering Côte-Rôtie-like notes of flint, black olive and violet and a lightly balsamic quality. Finishes with harmonious tannins and excellent length. This is already utterly captivating. —Stephen Tanzer

TEMPRANILLO

#1 in the ‘Wild West’ - Seattle Met ‘Top 100 Washington Wines’

92 Points
… offers lots of black cherries, licorice, caramelized meats and a hint of violets to go with a medium to full-bodied, very precise, fresh profile that has bright acidity and fine tannin. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

92+ Points
Bright ruby-red. Dark aromas of black raspberry, blackberry and licorice lifted by rose petal. Sweet, plush dark raspberry and black cherry fruit flavors show noteworthy energy, with the sexy rose petal quality providing a lively foil to the wine's salinity. Finishes with building, ripe tannins that should hold this wine for a decade or more. —Stephen Tanzer

2012

GRENACHE

#1 Washington State Grenache - Seattle Met ‘Top 100 Washington Wines’

95 Points
Offering fabulous intensity in its strawberry, raspberry, spice, pepper and floral bouquet, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a supple, elegant texture and a seamless, lengthy finish. This wows with its purity and finesse-driven style more than for weight or richness, and it should evolve nicely given its overall balance.—Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

95 Points
Supple, satiny, polished and expressive, layering plum, cherry and sassafras flavors onto an open-textured frame, gliding easily into a long and multilayered finish. Drink now through 2022. 298 cases made. —Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

94 Points
Quite lightly colored, this wine displays perfumed aromas of green and black olive, stargazer lilies, mineral, peat and moist earth. The flavors are both ethereally light and rich, tingling the palate with seemingly endless savoriness. —Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

SYRAH

95+ Points
… sports a darker ruby color to go with lots of savory dark fruits, crushed rock-like minerality, smoke and violets. One of the meatier, masculine Syrahs from Elizabeth, this full-bodied, layered, nicely concentrated beauty will drink well over the coming decade. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

96 Points
Complex and evocative plum, tar, black olive and jasmine flavors ride proudly over a refined structure that feels almost weightless. A rich wine that offers finesse and an endless finish. Taut, but ends with an open feel. Drink now through 2022. 298 cases made. —Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

TEMPRANILLO

96 Points
A new cuvee that I absolutely loved from barrel last year, the 2012 Tempranillo La Paciencia Vineyard is brilliantly done and gives up a crazy bouquet of blackberries, black cherries, bouquet garni, roasted meats and dried violets. Full-bodied, seamless and elegant, with silky tannin and fabulous precision and length, it’s slightly more approachable than Cayuse’s Impulsivo, … —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

95 Points
This wine stops you in your tracks with its aromas of earth, peat, fire pit, tapenade and coffee. The flavors are outrageously rich, dense and textured, with a lightly tacky feel to the tannins and a hyperextended finish. It's a knockout. —Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

93 Points
I can't recall having tasted a more characterful Tempranillo from Washington, with the exception of the Impulsivo bottling that Christophe Baron makes under his Cayuse label. Winemaker Elizabeth Bourcier suggests pairing this wine with a goat on a spit. (Needless to say, we do this all the time in our New York kitchen.) —Stephen Tanzer

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