- 95+ Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Anthony Mueller: "Featuring a playful label, the 2016 Grenache God Only Knows Armada Vineyard is a blend of 90% Grenache, with the remaining 10% comprising unknown varieties. This has a seductive nose of cherry and wild strawberry, with a floral essence and rich minerality, tamed by soft red spices. There is a touch of black pepper here, suggesting a splash of Syrah in the blend. The wine is tight on the palate but gives pleasure on many different levels, as it has both breadth and depth. There is a focused core of rocky minerality to the wine as it lingers on the long, textured finish with good balance and structured tannins. This is impressive juice! Only 535 cases produced."
- 94 Punkte WINE ENTHUSIAST, Sean P. Sullivan: "Floral aromas rise up, with notes of potpourri, Stargazer lily and violet followed by notes of fire pit, sea breeze and charcuterie. It's palate shaking in intensity while also bringing a sense of delicacy. Floral notes linger on the hyperextended finish. What a wine. You could just smell it and be completely satisfied."
- 94 Punkte VINOUS, Stephen Tanzer: "Bright medium red. Knockout nose combines red cherry, pomegranate, mocha, white pepper and a sexy high-toned floral element. At once salty and juicy on the palate, savory but not particularly meaty, with a dominant flavor of crushed red cherry complicated by notes of garrigue and truffle. Finishes very long and subtly palate-staining, with terrific floral complexity. This wine struck me as a little darker in character than the No Girls Grenache made by Elizabeth Bourcier at Cayuse. And it's still tightly wound. (13.6% alcohol; vinified with 75% whole clusters; from a crop level of just 1.5 tons per acre)"
- 96 Punkte JEB DUNNUCK: "The 2016 God Only Knows saw a fair amount of stems (60-80%) and was brought up in neutral demi-muids and foudre. It's incredibly complex, offering blackberry, smoked earth, Iberico ham, white pepper, spring flowers, and violets. It's seamless, ultra-pure, medium-bodied, and just glides across the palate and has a Burgundian weight and richness. 535 cases."
- 95 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "Very attractive, spicy and sappy whole-bunch aromas with raspberries and wild cherries, as well as a wildflower note. The palate has a smoky, salty edge with a lacy array of tannins that carry long, fresh and sapid. So delicious, very pinot-esque. A blend of 90% grenache and 10% other grape varieties (God only knows). Drink or hold."
- 17,5+ Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON: „Planted in the 7-acre Armada Vineyard, established in 2001. Biodynamically farmed. With a backdrop of deeper-toned red fruits, the wine offers a beautiful and alluring, also savoury, nose. There is a pleasantly textural tannin quality while the mouthfeel remains still succulent and fresh with persistent sapidity and accents of orange zest and pink grapefruit. A floral element emerges with air showing both dried roses and cherry blossoms. This Grenache is savoury yet elegant, with depth and complexity throughout. (ECB) 13.6%“
|Wine Enthusiast:||94 WE|
|James Suckling:||95 JS|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||95 RPWA|
|Jancis Robinson:||17,5 JR|
|Jeb Dunnuck:||96 JD|
|Rebsorte(n):||Grenache noir / Garnacha tinto|
|Region:||Columbia Valley Walla Walla|
|% vol Alk:||13,6|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Cayuse Vineyards is the first winery in the Walla Walla Valley to fully implement biodynamic farming methods in its vineyards. Biodynamism is chemical-free farming that produces both healthier soil and food. It is the only kind of agriculture to take both the soil and the cosmos into account in helping the vines grow in perfect harmony with the forces of the universe. “If you understand that the moon moves oceans, you can also understand that the moon exerts an influence on vines,” said Christophe Baron, vigneron and owner of Cayuse Vineyards. “We want to produce the best wines possible,” said Baron. “Healthy vines make healthy wines. Our vines have always been grown organically, so biodynamism was the next logical step to take.” Since 2002, Cayuse has consulted with Philippe Armenier, a biodynamic farming specialist and previous owner of Domaine de Marcoux, a world-renowned winery in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France. Using Armenier’s expert advice, Cayuse crushed it’s first biodynamic certified fruit in the 2004 vintage. “I noticed many of the best French producers have been switching from conventional growing methods to biodynamism over the last decade. After tasting their wines, I talked to them to find out more and became convinced that it was a necessary step for Cayuse to take,” said Baron. Using biodynamism, producers such as Chapoutier in the Rhône, Marcel Deiss in Alsace, Coulée de Serrant in the Loire, Jacques Selosse in Champagne, Domaine Leroy in Burgundy, Domaine LeFlaive in Burgundy, and Domaine de Marcoux in Chateauneuf-du-Pape make some of the finest, most sought-after wines in France. Cayuse Vineyards is a 100 percent estate vineyard located in the Walla Walla. Best known for its highly acclaimed Syrah, Cayuse currently creates 12 estate wines from fruit harvested on 51 acres of vines planted in ancient riverbed rock. In fact, the word “Cayuse” refers to the Native American tribe named by French-Canadian traders from the French “cailloux,” which means “stones.” A native of France, Baron developed a passion for farming growing up in his family’s centuries-old Champagne House, Baron Albert.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur/Inverkehrbringer:||Weinhandlung Martin Apell, Eugen Richter Strasse 109, 34134 Kassel|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Cayuse Vineyards, PO Box 1602, Walla Walla , WA 99362, USA|
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