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2006 Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah

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February 5, 2023 - $52



94Wine Enthusiast

...intense, peppery, spicy and almost laser-like wine with sharp streaks of mint, herb, wild berry and earth. It opens elegantly into a smooth, almost silky finish, adding sweet chocolate to the mix.

92Stephen Tanzer

Deep, varietally expressive aromas of cherry, cola, bacon fat, smoked meat and pepper, complicated by a cool, minerally graphite component. Lush and chewy with extract but quite dry, with lovely grip to the flavors of red fruits and minerals. Very suave and expressive syrah, with a subtle sweetness of fruit and excellent slow-mounting persistence.

91The Wine Advocate

...aromas of smoke, meat, game, and blueberry.

90Wine Spectator

Round and velvety, with tobacco and mineral overtones to the supple blackberry and cherry flavors, lingering on the polished finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Proper secondary development – showcase Syrah with softness, milk chocolate, pepper, bramble fruit and long, gradual persistence. A masterpiece of the variety.


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.


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.