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2014 Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah

ITEM 8233806 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
9 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8254948 9 $31 Jun 5, 2022
I8204108 2 $40 May 1, 2022
I8195658 1 $40 Apr 24, 2022
I8098097 2 $45 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

Pretty, perfumed effort that has classic notes of blueberries, spice box, lavender and olives. Medium to full-bodied, structured and tannic, it has nicely integrated acidity, a beautiful mid-palate and a great finish.

94Owen Bargreen

...bright aromas of black tea, black cherry, green peppercorn, anise and sagebrush with wet gravel. Seductive and showing wonderful range, the wine has mouth watering flavors of green olive tapenade, Chinese black tea, black cherry cough syrup and blackberry jam with orange zest hints. The minerality is top notch. The combination of black fruits and citrus hints, makes this currently impossible to resist.

92+ Vinous / IWC

Wild, musky perfume of raspberry, lavender, brown spices and minerals. Penetrating, juicy...terrific peppery, spicy, violety intensity without any impression of weight. This very concentrated, dry, sharply delineated Syrah

PRODUCER

Gramercy Cellars

Gramercy Cellars was founded in 2005 by Greg Harrington, a Master Sommelier, and his wife Pam Harrington, an investment banker. Greg Harrington spent his early career running the wine programs for some of the nation’s most legendary chefs, including Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Stephen Hanson. In 2004 he and his wife, then residents of Brooklyn, became intrigued with Walla Walla wines. A year later they were proprietors of Gramercy Cellars, which is dedicated to making Bordeaux and Rhone-style wines. The estate makes 8,000 cases annually with grapes from the Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys. Wine writers have been impressed. Wine Advocated wrote that “Master Sommelier turned winemaker Greg Harrington is fashioning some of the top wines in Washington from his base in Walla Walla.”

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.