CAYUSE Grenache 'God Only Knows' 2012


2016 TOP 100 WINES | Rank #4


The 2012 Cayuse 'God Only Knows' Grenache is an ethereal wine by this estate. This incredible wine possesses classic Walla Walla mineral characteristics on the nose, along with ripe red cherries, raspberries, sage, rose petals, lavender, and blood orange all coming together beautifullt. On the palate the range of flavors at play is tremendous as it developing enticing flavors of raspberry, Unmami, Shitake mushroom, crushed wet rock, boysenberry, pomegranate seed and crushed white wildflowers. The structure of the wine makes it nearly impossible to resist as everything expands seamlessly on to the ultra-long finish, which is absolutely astonishing. This Grenache becomes even more rich and aromatically present following extended air contact.  Simply put, this is nothing short of a scintillating release by Christophe Baron that shows incredible tension, minerality and richness in this near perfect vintage.(Best 2016-2030) - July, 2016 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: July, 2016
  • Producer: Cayuse
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2030
  • Estimated Value: $100
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Walla Walla
  • Importer: N/A

CAYUSE God only knows

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