CAYUSE Grenache, Walla Walla Valley ‘God Only Knows’ 2020

The phenomenal 2020 God Only Knows Grenache from Cayuse is a blend of mostly Grenache with just a smidgeon of Syrah, which leads to a spectacular glistening medium ruby core with a silvery rim. Wonderfully complex and otherworldly at times as it evolves in the glass, this is a serious wine that deserves serious time and attention. Resting for 21 months in neutral French oak barrels, you don’t have any oak spice nuances getting in the way of the terroir and purity of fruit. I adored the meaty and gamey aspects and appreciated the complex aromas and flavors of red and black cherry, framboise, mountain herbs, dried pink grapefruit zest, crushed rock, and smoked meat. Tannins are silky smooth on this medium-bodied stunner. This is an incredible effort from the team of Cayuse despite the challenging harvest. Just 512 cases were made. Highly recommended, especially for the price point. Grab a few bottles if you can find them.
98 $107 2023-2031

United States Washington Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley

J. Young March, 2023  

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