2012 No Girls "La Paciencia Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (750ml)
2012 No Girls "La Paciencia Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (750ml)

2012 No Girls "La Paciencia Vineyard" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (750ml)

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96 points Wine Spectator

Complex and evocative plum, tar, black olive and jasmine flavors ride proudly over a refined structure that feels almost weightless. A rich wine that offers finesse and an endless finish. Taut, but ends with an open feel. (HS)  (8/2016)

95 points Wine Advocate

The 2012 Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard sports a darker ruby color to go with lots of savory dark fruits, crushed rock-like minerality, smoke and violets. One of the meatier, masculine Syrahs from Elizabeth, this full-bodied, layered, nicely concentrated beauty will drink well over the coming decade. Winemaker Elizabeth Bourcier continues to fine-tune these No Girls releases and I think these 2012s are her greatest wines to date. These all come from the La Paciencia vineyard, and they've added a new Tempranillo release in 2012. The style here is similar to Cayuse (which is where the wines are made), yet these always show less overt power and more finesse. (JD) 95+  (6/2015)

93 points Vinous

Bright, moderately saturated medium ruby. Compelling floral lift to the aromas of dark raspberry and smoke; shows Côte-Rôtie-like finesse and perfume. Firm acidity and underlying mineral energy give lift to the wine's raspberry fruit, but the palate feel is essentially soft. The pH here is close to 4.0 but the wine's saline minerality keeps the wine alive. Finishes with notes of dusty crushed basalt and wet stone, and a subtle hint of raw meat. This singular Washington Syrah should be accessible relatively early. (ST)  (7/2015)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Peat, flower, smoked meat and earthy funk aromas are at the fore. The flavors show a combination of richness and elegance, with smoked meat and olive brine flavors that linger. (SS)  (9/2015)