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2012 Gramercy Cellars The Third Man

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2012 Gramercy Cellars The Third Man

Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml


Tasting Notes:

A terrific blend of 57% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, the 2012 The Third Man spent 18 months in a combination of 225- and 500-liter neutral Frenc oak barrels. It's also the first vintage to incorporate grapes from a newly purchased vineyard, the Forgotten Hills vineyard, which is just north of Les Collines. Savory, spice-filled and complex, with lots of kirsch, blackberry, herbes de Provence, and hints of minerality, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a rocking core of sweet fruit through the middle, and a great finish. The finest vintage for this cuvee to date, give it a year or two in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2022.Lead by Greg Harrington and assistant winemaker Brandon Moss, Gramercy continues to go from strength to strength, and they have one of the most quality-packed lineups in the state. While more widely known for their Syrah releases, don't miss the Bordeaux blends here; their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is one of the most compelling wines in the vintage, and the 2013 looks to continue that trend.

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Gramercy Cellars is an 8,000-case winery founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Greg Harrington and his wife, Pam, to make Rhône- and Bordeaux-based wines in Washington State. We believe that great wines share common traits: great vineyards, small production, minimalist winemaking, time, and patience. Gramercy’s philosophy is simple: to develop or partner with the best vineyards, harvest ripe—not overripe—grapes, intervene minimally in the winemaking process, and use as little new oak as possible. The resultant wines display balance, intense fruit notes, strong earthiness, restraint, and elegance. Our wines often require time to develop, but reward that with patience. We seek to produce wines that complement food, provide great pleasure, and stand out as uniquely made in Washington.