In Washington State, Gramercy Cellars produce exceptional wines which rival many Old World heroes. They keep consistently outscoring a number of famous US wineries, placing Gramercy Cellars firmly amongst the stellar wineries in Washington State.
Furthermore, their wines represent exceptional value especially when compared to other popular wines from the region and to highlight this, here is a shortlist of the highest scoring wines from Washington State reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck along with current prices:
Cayuse Bionic Frog Syrah 2016 £333.33 per bottle (In Bond)
Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – £181.95 per bottle
Hors Categorie Syrah 2016 – circa £300.00 per bottle (In Bond)
Quilceda Creek Galitzine Vineyard – from £160.00 per bottle (In Bond)
Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah 2015 - £74.95 per bottle
Gramercy Cellars Lagniappe Syrah 2015 - £51.95 per bottle
Quilceda Creek Palengat 2015 – circa £130.00 per bottle (In Bond)
Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah 2015
98+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"Another tour de force, the 2015 Syrah John Lewis offers more lavender, violets, and minerality, as well as incredible black and blue fruits. This peppery, meaty, rich, full-bodied effort has building tannin, awesome purity, and integrated acidity, and it's certainly one of the finest Syrahs in the vintage. It's more tannic than the Lagniappe Cuvée and is going to benefit from short-term cellaring, with two decades of overall longevity. Bravo! This vintage comes from a single block in the Les Collines Vineyard, in Walla Walla, isn’t destemmed, and spends 19 months in 7% new French oak puncheons."
£69.50 per bottle
Gramercy Cellars Lagniappe Syrah 2015
98 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"Always one of my favorite releases from this estate, the 2015 Syrah Lagniappe is 100% Syrah (mostly from the Red Willow Vineyard in Yakima, with 5% from the Forgotten Hills Vineyard just south of Walla Walla). Deep ruby/plum-colored and loaded with Côte Rôtie-like (Côte Blonde?) notes of black raspberries, crushed flowers, tapenade, and crushed flowers, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, seamless, and silky on the palate, with incredible finesse and elegance. It's going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and knock your socks off over the following decade or more. It’s unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage."
£51.95 per bottle
Gramercy Cellars The Third Man Grenache 2013
94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"Tasted out of bottle, the 2013 The Third Man, which incorporates 19% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, sports a semi-translucent ruby color as well as perfumed notes of black cherry liqueur, raspberries, potpourri and dried flowers. Supple, elegant and seamless, with no hard edges, sweet, sweet tannin and medium to full-bodied richness, this fabulous Grenache would be a dead ringer for a top Chateauneuf du Pape in a blind tasting. It’s the best vintage of this cuvee to date and will have 10-15 years of overall longevity."
£36.50 per bottle
* Only 7 bottles available *