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2019 Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah

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March 10, 2024 - $41

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RATINGS

96Wine Enthusiast

...balanced, with elevated acidity, plush tannins and restrained alcohol. Aromas and flavors of blackberries, saline, hibiscus flowers, black pepper and an almond croissant dazzle.

96+ Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful plum and blackberry fruits as well as notes of ground pepper, lavender, roasted herbs, and hints of smoked meat...rich, medium to full-bodied, has terrific balance...

95The Wine Advocate

...offers a firm expression with dusty flowers and dense and chewy black fruit tones and a tight mineral essence in the glass. Full-bodied, the wine is balanced on the palate, with firm tannins, succulent acidity and a lovely growing notion of blackberry skin, turned gravel and spicy peppercorn flavors over the long, spicy and mineral-laced finish.

94Vinous / IWC

...smoky air of ashen stones, black currants, eucalyptus and mint. It washes across the palate, silky and finessed, showing its minerality up front followed by tart wild berries and a subtle twang of sour citrus.

93James Suckling

A juicy, well-balanced syrah with toasted hazelnuts, dark cherries, chili chocolate and smoked paprika on the nose... Velvety tannins. Lengthy finish.

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.