Gramercy Cellars

Lower East Columbia Valley Syrah

8.99 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Purple-red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather and red fruit aromas, Butter and cherry flavors, moderate grained tannins in mouthfeel, cherry with a hint of menthol in finish, both flavors with length. Will benefit from decanting. Barrel toast and barrel smoke emerge after one hour while tannins refine to fine grain, pleasant mouthfeel. Matched well with a black bean pork and daikon dish, Cantonese style, served with brown rice. I’ve decided the main reason people struggle to match wine with black bean sauces is because the cooks don’t know how to cook black beans to minimize their bitterness interacting with the red wine tannins. This match was brilliant, as was my wife’s cooking in this case. You *can* match a red wine with a light black bean sauce; you just need the right red wine.

Purple-red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather and red fruit aromas, Butter and cherry flavors, moderate grained tannins in mouthfeel, cherry with a hint of menthol in finish, both flavors with length. Will benefit from decanting. Barrel toast and barrel smoke emerge after one hour while tannins refine to fine grain, pleasant mouthfeel. Matched well with a black bean pork and daikon dish, Cantonese style, served with brown rice. I’ve decided the main reason people struggle to match wine with black bean sauces is because the cooks don’t know how to cook black beans to minimize their bitterness interacting with the red wine tannins. This match was brilliant, as was my wife’s cooking in this case. You *can* match a red wine with a light black bean sauce; you just need the right red wine.

Mar 26th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Really fun expression of Syrah - roasted red and black fruits, soft roasted herbs, a joy to drink on 1/2 priced Sunday at the Four Seasons

Really fun expression of Syrah - roasted red and black fruits, soft roasted herbs, a joy to drink on 1/2 priced Sunday at the Four Seasons

Apr 15th, 2019
Grant Simpson

The qpr on this guy is crazy! Roasted meats green olives, Garrique. Drinks well above price point!

The qpr on this guy is crazy! Roasted meats green olives, Garrique. Drinks well above price point!

Dec 19th, 2019
Peter Amato

Stone fruits, plum, sweet. Full bodied.

Stone fruits, plum, sweet. Full bodied.

Oct 29th, 2018
Rob B
8.9

Rob had this 2 years ago

Rob had this 2 years ago

Oct 8th, 2018
Jessica Nelson

Jessica had this 6 months ago

Jessica had this 6 months ago

Oct 6th, 2019
Seth Pesek

Seth had this a year ago

Seth had this a year ago

Apr 20th, 2019
Alex Moura

Alex had this 2 years ago

Alex had this 2 years ago

Sep 13th, 2018