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Gramercy Cellars Syrah 2013 (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [RP 94] [WE 93] [ST 90]
Gramercy Cellars Syrah 2013 (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [RP 94] [WE 93] [ST 90]


 
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Winery: Gramercy Cellars
Varietal: Syrah
Region: Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: GRAMERCYSYRAH13-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2013 is the second vintage of the Columbia Valley AVA designated wine. As we search Washington for better and more unique Syrah, we see two things happening: First, our upper end wines are becoming more vineyard focused with John Lewis and The Deuce based on Les Collines and Lagniappe based on Red Willow Vineyard. Second, we love the combination of fruit from the lower Yakima Valley and Walla Walla. We can make earthy wines with both structure and freshness. Third, we want to make a Syrah that has better availability and some potential for growth. Enter the Columbia Valley Syrah.

This wine blends 4 vineyards – the northerly Oldfield and Olsen with two Walla Walla sources – Old Stones in the Rocks and the iconic Les Collines. Oldfield, adjacent to Boushey, and Olsen provide red fruit and freshness, the Rocks gives pepper, funk, smoke, depth, and structure. Les Collines provides a world class base for the wine. This wine, aged 18 months in neutral barrel, is about 50% whole cluster.

“Readers looking for a killer Syrah to purchase to see what Washington is all about couldn’t do any better than a bottle of the 2013 Columbia Valley Syrah from Gramercy. Possessing lots of gamy, olive, peppery, lavender and salted meats, with a core of ripe plum and darker fruits, this beauty is full-bodied, supple, polished and utterly seamless, with no hard edges and a clean, focused finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. Buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming decade.” Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (94 pts)

Tasting notes: Red Cherry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Leather, Saline, Meat, Smoke, Funk, Violets, Roses. Palate is medium bodied with crisp acidity and energy.

BLEND: 100% Syrah
AGING: Aged 18 months in neutral French barrels. 50% whole cluster.
ALCOHOL: 13.9%

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Readers looking for a killer Syrah to purchase to see what Washington is all about couldn't do any better than a bottle of the 2013 Columbia Valley Syrah from Gramercy. Possessing lots of gamy, olive, peppery, lavender and salted meats, with a core of ripe plum and darker fruits, this beauty is full-bodied, supple, polished and utterly seamless, with no hard edges and a clean, focused finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. Buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming decade." - Jeb Dunnuck (29th Jun 2016)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Les Collines, Minick, Old Stones, SJR, Oldfield and Olsen provide the fruit for this wine. It's perfumed and leads with aromas of violets, dried herbs, olive and earth, with raspberry notes emerging over time. The palate is all about texture and elegance, while lingering on the finish." - Sean P. Sullivan (12/31/2016)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"(vinified with 40% whole clusters and aged for 18 months in neutral French barrels): Good dark red. Wild musky, funky nose combines blueberry, violet, leather, meat, molasses and pepper. A smooth, bright midweight with captivating floral/spicy lift, a restrained sweetness and a light touch, if not quite the complexity promised by the fascinating nose. But this wine's disparate elements--it's a blend of four vineyards--still need time to knit." - Stephen Tanzer (Nov 2015)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A sturdy red, with smoky blackberry and olive notes framed by tight, minerally tannins. Drink now through 2021. 1,573 cases made." – TF (Aug 31, 2017)


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