Cayuse God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2010
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley|
Wine EnthusiastIntensely fruity on the nose, with spicy flavors that follow and expand across the palate. This has excellent grip and depth, along with balancing acidity and structure. Plum, kirsch and concentrated cherry flavors pop out. It's a wine of refined power.
Wine AdvocateThe almost all Grenache 2010 God Only Knows (named as such because the full blend is unknown, or so we're told) is a complex, elegant version of this wine, with a Rayas-like perfume of kirsch, white pepper, stem, herbes de Provence and a gamey meatiness that comes out with air. Medium to full-bodied, silky and seamless on the palate, with juicy acidity, polished tannin and a light, clean texture, it lacks the back-end concentration of a top vintage, yet possesses brilliant purity and balance. It will benefit from short-term cellaring and impress for upwards of a decade. Drink 2015-2020.
Wine SpectatorSupple, silky and expressive, offering black and green olive accents to the lively rose-infused rhubarb flavors. This has grace and charm. Drink now through 2018.