2014 Gramercy Cellars Lower East Columbia Valley Syrah
Master Sommelier Greg Harrington spent his career overseeing some of the most prestigious wine programs in the country. In 2004 he had a revelation about the balanced and earthy wines of the Walla Walla and he made it a goal to make wine there. This goal was realized sooner rather than later, and now Greg and his wife Pam have founded Gramercy Cellars.
Their driving philosophy is to make wines that display balance, fruit and earthiness, and minimal new oak flavors. Additionally, they partner with unique, exceptional growers who share similar values, commitment to quality and dedication to sustainability.
This wine blends 4 vineyards: the northerly Oldfield, Olsen, and two Walla Walla sources: Old Stones in the Rocks and the iconic Les Collines. Oldfield—adjacent to Boushey—and Olsen provide red fruit and freshness, while the Rocks gives pepper, funk, smoke, depth, and structure. Les Collines provides a world class base for the wine. Aged 18 months in neutral barrel; about 50% whole-cluster.