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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Gramercy Cellars Columbia Valley Lagniappe Syrah 2010
Gramercy Cellars Columbia Valley Lagniappe Syrah 2010
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Lagniappe combines Red Willow, Olsen and Les Collines Vineyards. It is a wine that will require time, more so than any Lagniappe in the past. However, we feel it is our best to date.
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About Gramercy Cellars:

Founded in 2005, Gramercy Cellars is the realization of Greg and Pam Harrington's dream to make fine wine in a special place.

Prior to founding Gramercy Cellars, Greg spent what seemed like a lifetime as a sommelier and wine program director for top chefs such as Joyce Goldstein, Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Since becoming the youngest American to pass the Master Sommelier Exam at the age of 26, Greg has been passionate about someday making his own wine. His Washington odyssey began in the Spring of 2004, at a backyard picnic in Brooklyn, hosted by the Walla Walla Wine Alliance. There, Greg and Pam tasted wines that surprised them. They were very different from what they had come to expect from American wines. These were wines that displayed earthy characteristics and balance. A marathon tasting trip in Walla Walla later that spring (and Pam's discovery of the term "palate fatigue") convinced them that Walla Walla was in their future. First, this meant "when they retire." That quickly became "5 years from now." Meanwhile, Greg worked harvest in 2004 in Walla Walla and was more convinced than ever that Walla Walla was the place in the United States to make the wines he loves. Soon thereafter, Pam gave him the green light to leave his restaurant industry job to seize the opportunity to finally follow his dreams full time, resulting in Gramercy's first harvest in 2005. In 2006, Greg and Pam moved to Washington to establish and build the legacy of great Washington wine at Gramercy Cellars.