Gramercy Cellars Lower East
Blackcurrant freshness, which is juicy but not jammy, supported by fine tannins and gentle oak use.
- Washington State, United States
From Washington State's "Lower East Side" (Walla Wall Valley), this is Master Sommelier turned winemaker Greg Hambleton's Cabernet-dominant Bordeaux blend, which in a range of Rhonish blends offers a refreshing blackcurranty change.
"This is one of my favourite New World Cabernet-based wines, it has none of the heavily-extracted sweet fruit and hit of vanilla and alcohol one too often finds further south in Napa. Instead there is a blackcurrant freshness, which is juicy but not jammy, supported by fine tannins and gentle oak use. Aromas of soil, graphite, cedar and baking spices complement the fruit and follow through on the palate accompanying a wave of black and red berry fruits with impressive purity and intensity." Tom Harrow
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Hearty Red|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
|Food Match||Cheese - Mature Cheddar, Cheese - Roquefort Blue, Fowl - Roast Chicken, Fowl - Roast Turkey, Pasta - Lasagne alla Bolognese, Pasta - Pasta all'Arrabbiata, Pasta - Pizza alla Puttanesca, Red Meat - Beef bourguignon, Red Meat - Braised Aardvark, Red Meat - Cassoulet, Red Meat - Pork Belly, Red Meat - Roast Lamb, Red Meat - Steak & Kidney Pie, Red Meat - Veal, Rice - Risotto, Mushroom|