Cayuse Vineyards God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2009

$195

...Fresh strawberry and elderberry are tinged with birch bark extract, black tea, and basil, making for an aromatically intriguing and lip-smacking palate presence. An upwelling of beef marrow and a Syrah- (or Gewurztraminer-) like hint of smoked meat add to the wine’s saliva-inducing savor. Here is a really vivid illustration of how the best Washington wines offer nearly luxuriant richness and sweet berry intensity but at the same time exhilarating vibrancy and lift. And, true to Baron’s repeatedly stated intentions, there are – beyond salt, stone, and smoky aura of black tea – elements impinging on this wine’s superbly sustained finish that can only be called “mineral,” even if one can’t find further words for them... there’s nothing under-ripe about its performance! Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Hwang Delectable Pro

Plenty of barnyard funk, herbs and tobacco. Flavors of stone fruits and black tea. Smooth lingering finish.

Plenty of barnyard funk, herbs and tobacco. Flavors of stone fruits and black tea. Smooth lingering finish.

8.9

David Wanek

Classic Cayuse. So good.

Classic Cayuse. So good.

9.4

Neil Shah

At 6 years, it's mellowed nicely. Less of the diesel, more character.

At 6 years, it's mellowed nicely. Less of the diesel, more character.

9.4

Berg

Random Tuesday wine...I like this better than the '11 Armada from last week...lighter, great funk, sour cherry, a smoked porky meaty note, brine

Random Tuesday wine...I like this better than the '11 Armada from last week...lighter, great funk, sour cherry, a smoked porky meaty note, brine

9.2

romo

Tapenade.

Tapenade.

9.5

Rob Sternthal

Just opened. A little light for a Grenache and a little tangy.

Just opened. A little light for a Grenache and a little tangy.

8.8

Joshua McCasland

Remarkably light on its feet

Remarkably light on its feet

9.5

Neil Shah

Game on. #cayuse #godonlyknows

Game on. #cayuse #godonlyknows

9.9

The Schwartz

Corked!!!

Corked!!!

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.