Gramercy Cellars Columbia Valley Lagniappe Syrah 2010
Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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.
"Sourced from Red Willow,
Olsen and Les Collines, this is the finest effort yet
from Gramercy Cellars and one of the greatest Syrahs
ever produced in Washington state. Think Hermitage
with brighter fruit. It’s intensely aromatic,
dense and seamless, stacked with rich flavors of
mixed berries, layers of smoke, earth and herb, and
punctuated by citrusy acidity. Highlights of oranges
and tangerines sneak into the finish, which lingers
for an astonishingly long time. Exceptional in every
way. Cellar Selection."
"More rich, full and voluptuous, while still not losing the house style, the 2010 Syrah Lagniappe is a knockout Syrah that easily matches the brilliant 2009. Perfumed, intense and complex, with Northern Rhone-like aromas of wild berry fruit, smoked bacon, lavender and black pepper, it flows onto the palate with a classically constructed, firm mouthfeel that carries vibrant acidity, beautiful richness and a great finish. A 100% Syrah from Red Willow, Minick and SJR vineyards that spent 23 months in 14% new French oak, it builds brilliantly in the glass and will thrill for 10-12 years. Drink now-2022."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright dark red. Darker but less expressive on the nose than the basic 2010 syrah bottling, offering reticent scents of black cherry, licorice, black olive and black pepper. Then denser, sweeter and deeper in the mouth, showing a rounder, more layered texture without any heaviness. This wine will rely as much on its acidity as on its fine-grained tannins to carry its fruit and provide lift. Finishes pungent but not as peppery as the basic syrah, with a whiplash of flavor.
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Founded in 2005, Gramercy Cellars is the realization of Greg and Pam Harrington's dream to make fine wine in a special place.
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Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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