Old Saloon in Walla Walla, Washington.

No Girls Tempranillo

Produced 2012 - present

Professional reviews and tasting notes from prior vintages added as published. Scores within parentheses indicate barrel samples:

2016 No Girls Wines Tempranillo

97 Points

Similarly colored, the 2016 Tempranillo La Paciencia Vineyard offers an exotic bouquet of black cherries, violets, chocolate, tobacco, smoke, and candied orange rind. It’s deep, beautiful, savory, and full-bodied, with a thrilling texture. It’s another incredibly elegant, singular wine from this estate. —Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

2015 No Girls Wines Tempranillo

97 Points

...ample cedarwood, bloody meat, blackcurrants, and violets aromatics in a rich, full-bodied, beautifully layered package.... it’s already impossible to resist. Drink this beauty anytime over the coming 10-15 years. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

94 Points

Offering up aromas of cassis, dried berries, candied peel, panforte, raw cocoa and baked earth, the 2015 Tempranillo la Paciencia has already integrated its 30% new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, seamless and layered, with a deep core of savory fruit and a structuring chassis of rich, fine-grained tannins and a mouthwateringly stony finish. —William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

94 Points

...is truly one of the best Tempranillos in North America. This begins with aromas of smoked meats, wet stone, Umami and peat moss. The wine shows wonderfully juicy red fruits with a meaty character and a wonderful saline steak. Drink 2018-2028. —Dr. Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog

2014 No Girls Wines 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 No Girls Wines Tempranillo

(93-95+) Points

...is a firm, structured, backward 2013 that will need to be hidden in the cellar for 4-5 years. It offers textbook Tempranillo notes of dark fruits, scorched earth and charred meat to go with a full-bodied, nicely concentrated, tannic profile on the palate. Like the 2012, I’d be shocked if it’s not still drinking beautifully at age 20. —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

2012 No Girls Wines 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, yet should still benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and evolve for 10-15 years after that. Drink 2017-2032 —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

Bright medium ruby. Sexy aromas of earthy purple berries and dark chocolate. Penetrating, inky purple fruit flavors convey lovely sweetness and terrific fruit intensity. Finishes firmly tannic and gripping, with serious tongue-dusting tannins and bright minerality. 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. —Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

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