Had with family. N blackberry, floral, anise, stems P blueberry skins, seared meat, olive, stems, black pepper F above average finish, okay acidity at this point, medium bodied Overall a a really nice wine.
This was really good, probably the best WA Syrah I've had (not an enormous sample size). I suspect the age has helped here. After an hour in the decanter, it had weight, but complexity and great mid-palate I have wanted to try Gramercy after reading the slew of great reviews in WE recently. This did not disappoint.
I wish I bought more of this. Still very, very fresh with lots of black plum, cherry, and strawberry aromas and a bit of black pepper and vanilla in the background. The palate is very light-footed despite a very dark purple colour, with the same fresh fruit bursting through in a ray of sunshine. Counterbalancing that are some scorched earth notes. The palate's density leaves a bit to be desired but as far as deliciousness goes, this will be hard to top. The tannins have since faded into the back, though they are still present. A simply wonderful bottle of syrah. A testament to the aging potential of the Gramercy wines, though this is definitely close to its peak right now.
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(Gramercy Cellars Lagniappe Syrah Columbia Valley) Dark in color. Nose marked by abundant game notes along with violets. A velvety texture with an extended finish. 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier. Forgotten Hills and Minnick vineyards. 13.9% alcohol. 556 cases produced.
(Gramercy Cellars Syrah Lagniappe Columbia Valley) Dark purple in color. An absolute stunner with an endlessly fascinating, refined nose on which the viognier shows through with pretty floral notes. Intense with a creamy mouthfeel accented by light cured meats and mesmerizing rhubarb threads. A seed component to this wine as well. Three hours decanting. Forgotten Hills and Minnick vineyards. 97% Syrah; 3% Viognier. 556 cases produced.
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