Gramercy Cellars The Deuce Syrah 2013
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Tasting Note: Earth, mineral, red/blue fruit (not strawberry, raspberry, more red cherry), rich, acid+, firm tannin, savory, pepper, smoke. Very reminiscent of the Rhone. Maybe my favorite version of this wine to date?
|Appellation||Walla Walla Valley|
Wine AdvocateFormerly called the Walla Walla Syrah, the 2013 Syrah The Deuce comes mostly from the Les Collines vineyard, yet also incorporates smaller amounts from Forgotten Hills and The Rocks vineyards. Aged 18 months in 10% new Puncheons, this sees slightly more whole clusters than the Columbia Valley Syrah, with almost 60% of the grapes fermented with no destemming. It has a lot of Rocks character in its meaty, pepper, lavender, olive and black and blue fruit-driven bouquet. This is followed by a full-bodied, concentrated and balanced Syrah that has solid tannic grip and good acidity. It will benefit from short-term cellaring and drink well for a decade after that.