Master Sommelier Greg Harrington has been hitting it out of the park for years at his Walla Walla winery. Jeb Dunnuck is a fan saying the wine teems with, “blue fruits, sappy herbs, violets, and hints of blood orange all emerging from the glass. With bright yet integrated acidity, polished, elegant tannin, and a juicy style.” Sine Qua Non fans take note, this wine is right up your alley!
The 2016 Syrah Lagniappe comes, as always, all from the Red Willow Vineyard and saw tons of stems and aging in neutral barrels. This deep ruby-colored effort has a beautiful perfume of black fruits, smoked earth, ground pepper, game, and crushed violets. Medium-bodied, silky and pure on the palate, with no hard edges, it's another wine from Gramercy that’s more lightweight and straightforward than normal, yet shines for its elegance, purity, and complexity. While it’s no doubt an impressive wine, it’s a solid step back from prior top vintages.