Celebrating Empowered Women
No Girls celebrates the belief that empowered women create empowered wine—and champions this profession's many talented and independent women and beyond.
The wines are crafted by Elizabeth Bourcier, Resident Vigneronne for Cayuse Vineyards. After co-producing the first vintage with Cayuse Vigneron 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. Food-friendly creations reflect finesse, elegance, charm, and character.
Historically, women were excluded from the critical stages of wine production, hampered by the prevailing societal belief that it was strictly "a man's work." No Girls offers a new narrative driven by women's strength and resilience. 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:
2020 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache
This is really attractive, with blueberries, brambleberries, cloves, pink peppercorns, red licorice and nutmeg. Medium- to full-bodied, complex and lengthy, with finely polished tannins coming through seamlessly and smoothly. An array of exotic spice and delicate fruit character with crushed-stone minerality to close. —James Suckling,jamessuckling.com
2020 No Girls La Paciencia Vineyard Syrah
...a truly beautiful wine from this tough vintage in the Walla Walla Valley. On the nose this takes on layers of seaweed, smoked brisket, beef drippings and iodine with shades of wild blackberry. The palate is soft and refined with a beautiful core of black fruits, alongside hints of white truffle, cran-orange and oyster sauce. Salty, savory and fully delicious, enjoy this stunning Syrah now and over the next five plus years. —Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com
2020 No Girls Tempranillo
One of the great Tempranillo wines you will find in North America, the 2020 La Paciencia Tempranillo pushes the envelope in terms of weight, intensity and flavor range. This is seriously good right now with dark plum, creme de violette, black currants and Kalamata olive. Really good to enjoy now, savor this over the next five plus years. —Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com
2020 No Girls Double Lucky #8
pleasantly herbal, almost briny and smoky in the glass, blending nuances of sage with green olives and white pepper. This soothes with its soft textural fruits and juicy acidity, coming across as immediate yet still full of character. Its minerality comes forward through the finish, nearly salty in character, leaving a tart black raspberry resonance. —Eric Guido, Vinous
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