Cayuse God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Always in the running for one of the top Grenache outside of the South of France, the 2017 Grenache God Only Knows reveals a medium ruby/purple hue as well as a gorgeous nose of framboise, wild strawberries, sweet mulch, sappy flowers, ground pepper, and liquid violets. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, Burgundian Grenache that has a great mid-palate, an opulent, powerful yet ethereal mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a solid spine of acidity. It's the finest vintage I've tasted of this cuvée, blending remarkable intensity with a sense of elegance and purity that's something to behold. Give bottles another year or three and enjoy over the following decade.
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.