2018 Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah [JD97][WA95][V93][WE93]

Syrah
2018 Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah

2018 Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Syrah [JD97][WA95][V93][WE93]

Syrah
Regular price $70.99
/
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

Producer: Gramercy Cellars  
Region: Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington  
Varietal: Syrah  
Year: 2018 

Jeb Dunnuck, 97 Points 

"The finest vintage here since the 2015, the 2018 Syrah John Lewis boasts a deeper ruby/purple hue to go with thrilling notes of violets, tapenade, lavender, and peppered meats, all supported by a gorgeous core of ripe darker fruits. Medium to full-bodied, flawlessly balanced, and with building structure, this sensational Washington State Syrah will benefit from 2-4 years in the cellar and keep for two decades. This is the finest set of releases I’ve tasted from Gramercy since 2015 when the wines seemed to be harvest way too early and possessed more dilute, almost stripped characters. These latest 2018s still show classic varietal characters with plenty of acidity and tannins, yet also bring beautiful fruit and texture." 

Wine Advocate, 95 Points 

"Devastatingly gorgeous and refined, the 2018 Syrah John Lewis was made with 100% whole clusters. The nose gives up a stunning array of aromas with precision and finesse, brilliantly displaying dusty black raspberry, juicy currant and cassis with a kiss of oak to frame the picturesque fruit. Medium-bodied and with 13% alcohol, the palate offers immense pleasure with a regal mouthfeel, mineral tension, just-ripe red fruit tones and a soft tannic edge. The succulent acidity keeps the wine fresh in the mouth with a food-friendly expression across the elongated and evolving finish. The wine rested for 17 months in 7% new French oak puncheons. This bottling is clearly one of the great Syrahs coming from the Walla Walla Valley; if you are not familiar with this wine, you should absolutely check it out. Honestly, I just want to keep smelling my glass. Bravo! Only 2,400 bottles were filled."

Vinous, 93 Points 

"Medium-deep red. Deeper-pitched aromas of raspberry, smoked meat and brown spices lifted by a floral element. Supple, fine-grained, spicy and nicely delineated; the best of these Syrahs in concentration, inner-mouth energy and grip, and a bit sweeter than the rest. Again, the tannins are wonderfully suave, but this wine also possesses more supporting material and ripeness. The very subtle, building finish shows terrific energy and grip, with the tannins spreading out horizontally to saturate the palate and teeth. A classic Gramercy Cellars Syrah." 

Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points 

"Since its inception, John Lewis has been designated for the winery's best Syrah, with an eye toward long-term ageablity (as well as pairing with food). This is a wine for the future. Aromas of raspberry, flower, smoked meat and herb lead to fresh, acid-driven flavors. The tannins give a firm squeeze. It's largely about structure right now, but what lies underneath is beautiful. Pair it with roasted pork loin. Best after 2028, with a long life beyond that. *Cellar Selection*

Alcohol: 13% 

*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date may differ from pictured.   

More from $40+
eGift Card
from $10.00
Sold Out
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon 750ml
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon 750ml
$69.99
Henry McKenna Bottled-In-Bond 10 Year Bourbon
Henry McKenna Bottled-In-Bond 10 Year Bourbon 750ml
$59.99
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A124 Bourbon 750ml
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A124 Bourbon 750ml
$69.99
Heaven Hill 7 Year Bottled In Bond Bourbon 750ml
Heaven Hill 7 Year Bottled In Bond Bourbon 750ml
$44.99
Elijah Craig Bottle Barn Barrel Select 8 Year Barrel Proof Bourbon 750ml
Elijah Craig Bottle Barn Barrel Select 8 Year Barrel Proof Bourbon 750ml
$89.99
Recently viewed