Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
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.