2011 Gramercy "The Third Man" Columbia Valley Rhône Blend

SKU #1215099 94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Grenache and Syrah are the mainstays here, with a splash of Mourvèdre completing the Third Man blend. For the first time, Uplands contributes some of the fruit. It’s immensely fragrant, fruity, peppery and rich with flavors of strawberry, raspberry, cherry and plum. There is nothing simple here; scents and flavors compound and linger, and the more you look, the more you find. *Editor's Choice*  (3/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A blend of 55% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, the 2011 The Third Man is medium-bodied, rich and fleshy on the palate, with a full, seamless profile that stays graceful and lively. Giving up notions of spice, herbs de Provence, kirsch, black cherry and dried herbs, it is distinctly Rhone like and will deliver plenty of pleasure over the coming 5 to 7 years. Master Sommelier turned winemaker, Greg Harrington is fashioning some of the top wines in Washington from his base in Walla Walla. His 2011s showed beautifully from barrel last year, and didn’t disappoint this year from bottle. (JD)  (6/2014)

92 points Wine & Spirits

 A dark and meaty blend of Grenache (55 percent), Syrah (40 percent) and Mourvèdre, this wine is all black cherry and smoke, with a mocha background that takes on a carob-like fruitiness with air. Its texture is attractively chewy and dense, the smokiness persisting to the finish, making it ideal for a slab of meat off the grill.  (2/2014)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (55% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre): Good bright, full red. Expressive nose combines raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, game and red licorice, all lifted by a hint of rose petal. Bright, primary red berry flavors offer lovely sweetness and purity but will need time in bottle to gain in complexity. Finishes suave and firm, with captivating lingering perfume. Very young and promising. (ST)  (11/2013)


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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
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Washington

- Washington has become one of the most important wine producing states in the United States, and development continues to grow rapidly. In 1969, when California was exploding as a wine producer, Washington had only two wineries, but by 2000 that number had passed 100. Most of Washington's grape crop goes to uses other than wine. Merlot and Chardonnay have been the most successful in Washington. It's interesting to note that Washington's prime wine regions are located at 46° north, along the same latitude as the legendary French wine districts of Bordeaux and Burgundy. During the summer, Washington averages more than two hours more sunlight each day compared to California.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.1