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Gramercy The Deuce Syrah 2013 United States  Washington  Walla Walla Valley Red Wine 27086 19105 750ml
Product ID: 27086
Region: United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Varietal: Syrah
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 13.5
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"In 2013, we believe this wine takes another step forward. In a story that will continue to unfold, in 2013 we again gained access to the famed Forgotten Hills Vineyard. Planted by Jeff Hill in the early 1990s, the vineyard was one of the first to put Washington Syrah on the map. Sitting almost at the base of Les Collines, this vineyard greatly benefits from the cool air draining off the slope. It’s almost entirely basalt, with little soil. The vineyard stands alone, as will be seen next release. But it’s also an amazing complement for Les Collines, adding acid, stone and red fruit to the blend. 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?" —winemaker
"Formerly 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." —Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate

"Dark red. Sexy aromas of strawberry, bacon fat, minerals, brown spices and cocoa powder call to mind a northern Rhone Syrah. Plush on entry, then spicy and firm in the mid-palate, showing classically dry flavors of red and darker berries complicated by a smoky, rocky aspect. Finishes with firm-edged, building tannins and lingering spices and flowers. Lovely potential here. Drinking window: 2017-2023." —Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

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