Gramercy Cellars "Lower East," Syrah
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Gramercy Cellars "Lower East," Syrah - 2016

Item # 37190 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
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Red
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USA
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Tasting Notes

A fresh and inviting Syrah from Columbia Valley. Bright red fruit flavors with spice and herb notes. Before making stellar Washington wines, winemaker Greg Harrington worked in the restaurant industry in NYC. A trip to Washington state convinced him to pursue winemaking and were are continually impressed with his Rhône-inspired line up.


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Gramercy Cellars "Lower East" Syrah, 2016

The story behind this producer is fascinating! Greg Harrington had a successful career in Manhattan working as a Master Sommelier with many top restaurants in the city. After a very inspiring trip out west, he sold everything and moved his family out to Washington in 2005 to grow Bordeaux and Rhône varietals and make wines in an “old world meets new” fashion. Unlike today where sommeliers turned winemakers is becoming more common, at the time this was a radical move! This wine has everything you want in a Syrah. It shows notes of black berries, black cherry, and red raspberries with subdued black pepper, purple flowers, dried herbs. All this without being overdone or overpowering. This is a great wine for roasts or other meat dishes or heartier savory vegetable entrees (Think rosemary crusted rack of lamb or herbed mushroom risotto).

- HW

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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