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2012 Gramercy Cellars Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "The Deuce"

Winery: Gramercy Cellars

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Deuce"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Region: Walla Walla Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 583

KWG Score: 95.1 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: September 9, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Syrah from Washington State is Excellent! It opens with a fragrant blueberry and black olive bouquet with hints of oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and rich. The flavor profile is a delicious blend of blackberry and blueberry with notes of oak and black olive. The finish is dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Syrah would be a perfect match for a thick veal chop. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Deuce shows the best of Les Collines Vineyard combined with a bit of Rocks fruit. Fruit & funk. We truly believe it is one of the top 5 Syrah vineyards in Washington state. We are privileged to have Blocks 50, 46, and 36 on the slope. Fermented with 80% whole cluster, the wine was aged for 18 months in neutral puncheon and 225L barrels. The 2012 is the most intense and structured Walla Walla Syrah to date.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Gramercy 2012 The Deuce Syrah.

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