2013 Columbia Valley Syrah
This has a deep ruby red colour with violet tinches, the nose offers plenty of dark plums, cherries and berries. There is also a beautiful parfume of dried flowers, such as violets, as well as a hint of mint and savoury black pepper, blood and liver sausage aroma. The medium tannin is ripe and well integrated into the wine and the fruit flavours are also ripe but crunchy with a dominant blueberry aroma. It also has hints of dark chocolate and baking spices. A wine which keeps lingering on in a long finish - a perfect match with beef or game birds.
`Readers looking for a killer Syrah to purchase to see what Washington is all about couldn`t do any better than a bottle of the 2013 Columbia Valley Syrah from Gramercy. Possessing lots of gamy, olive, peppery, lavender and salted meats, with a core of ripe plum and darker fruits, this beauty is full-bodied, supple, polished and utterly seamless, with no hard edges and a clean, focused finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. Buy this beauty by the case and drink it over the coming decade. Drink. 2016-2026.` 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com