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Gramercy Cellars Columbia Valley Lagniappe Syrah 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
  • WE98
  • RP95
  • ST92
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Winemaker 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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WE 98
Wine Enthusiast

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.

RP 95
The Wine Advocate

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.

ST 92
International Wine Cellar

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.
Rating: 92(+?)

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Gramercy Cellars, , Washington
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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.

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... View More

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