2013 Gramercy "The Third Man" Columbia Valley Grenache
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted out of bottle, the 2013 The Third Man, which incorporates 19% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, sports a semi-translucent ruby color as well as perfumed notes of black cherry liqueur, raspberries, potpourri and dried flowers. Supple, elegant and seamless, with no hard edges, sweet, sweet tannin and medium to full-bodied richness, this fabulous Grenache would be a dead ringer for a top Chateauneuf du Pape in a blind tasting. It’s the best vintage of this cuvee to date and will have 10-15 years of overall longevity. (JD)
Wine & Spirits
About three-quarters grenache, the Third Man is all about freshness and energy, a lightly tannic, energetic rush of raspberry fruit with cranberry highlights, its pleasing phenolic bite lending some depth. To pair with most any red meat off the grill. (501 cases)
With healthy dashed of Syrah (19%) and Mourvèdre (5%), this wine drinks as much like a Rhone-style blend as a varietal wine. The aromas offer a very pretty balance of red and blue fruit, accented by generous amounts of black pepper, high-toned herbs and moist earth. The flavors have crystalline clarity, dancing lightly on the palate and ending with a coffee filled finish. It provides a lot of delicacy and nuance, only ramping up over time.