Cayuse God Only Knows 2014 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Cayuse God Only Knows 2014

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Cayuse God Only Knows 2014
$169.99
Save $30.00 (17%)
$139.99

SKU 16339

750ml

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Grapes sourced from the Armada Vineyard planted in 2001 at the highest density for the region at the time (1,815 vines per acre)
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Washington, Wahluke Slope
Brand Cayuse
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Wine AdvocateThere are 533 cases of the 2014 Grenache God Only Knows Armada Vineyard, and as always, it's an unknown blend that's dominated by Grenache (reportedly from vine cuttings from Rayas). It's fermented with just about 100% whole clusters in concrete and aged mostly in neutral puncheons and foudre, with one concrete egg. A bigger, richer wine than the No Girls cuvee, this beauty packs a punch in its black cherry, reduced strawberry, herbes de Provence and crushed violet aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness, a supple, elegant style and fine tannin, this singular beauty will benefit from a year or three of cellaring and keep for 10-15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2017
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VinousModerately saturated bright red. The sexy high-toned scents of cherry liqueur, rose petal, flint, olive tapenade, hot rocks and spices reminded me a bit of a warm-year Châteauneuf du Pape, which is a neat trick considering that the latter wine would probably be carrying two degrees more of alcohol. Boasts terrific innermouth lift and purity to its broad, seamless flavors of cherry, raspberry, peony, jasmine, orange peel, olive tapenade and spices complicated by smoky, salty minerality. The seriously saline finish shows fine-grained, tongue-dusting tannins and terrific subtle length. One of the most intriguing Grenache bottlings I've tasted to date from the West Coast and likely to merit an even higher score with a few years of bottle aging. No easy sweetness here, but it already offers considerable sex appeal.

Stephen Tanzer