2013 THE THIRD MAN, Gramercy Cellars. Columbia Valley, Washington State
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: Washington State, north of California and then Oregon, is capable of producing rich but elegant wines of real quality, even though prices are generally high. Columbia Valley is the largest region within the state, bordering Oregon (in fact some is over the border).
Grape Variety: 55% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, aged in used oak puncheons
Producer: Gramercy cellars is owned by Greg Harrington, one of the few winemakers to have started in the restaurant business, where he had gained his reputation as one of the youngest ever 'Master Sommeliers'. The wines were only first released in 2005 but already have a great reputation.
Cellar Potential: Will improve to 2020 and keep well to 2023
Old Bridge Rating: Full-bodied but fresh and bright rather than heavy or solid; a very modern style of New World red. Expensive, but undeniably classy.
£45.00 per bottle
£42.75 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£40.50 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles