Gramercy Cellars L'Idiot du Village

Washington State, United States   |  Hearty Red   |  Carignan, Mourvèdre   |  2015
In stock
Duty and VAT has been paid.
Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
1 x 750ml

Only 6 left

Only 6 left
6 x 750ml

Only 1 left

Only 1 left

A Manhattan-based Master Sommelier tastes some Washington State wines and is so inspired, he sells everything to move across the country to make his own. That’s the start of the story of Gramercy Cellars, where a close eye on the grapes (picked for almost-peak ripeness, mostly organic), matched with minimalist wine making techniques (no or little new oak, no additives) and a lot of time (extended aging) has created wine that’s considered some of the best that Washington offers.

Greg Harrington, with his wife, Pam, moved to Walla Walla in 2005 to make a specific kind of old-world-meets-new Rhône and Bordeaux varietals. Their goal was to leverage Greg’s background as a Master Sommelier for leading restauranteurs and the near perfect growing conditions near Walla Walla to create some of the best-reviewed wines from the region. The results are intense, yet restrained; elegant, yet earthy.

The 2015 L’Idiot is 95% Mourvèdre and 5% Carignan, mostly from Olsen Vineyard, with a small portion from Alder Ridge Vineyard. We fermented this wine in both concrete and stainless steel with 60% whole cluster and aged the wine for 15 months in old oak.

Red raspberry, cherry, fresh blackberry, garrigue, mineral, stone, tar, gravel, finishes sweet fruit, sweet cream, orange peel, smoked meat.

"Bright, dark red. Sexy purple aromas of black raspberry and violet accented by spices and a suggestion of wild herbs that's no doubt partly from the stems): Firm but rather open-knit for this bottling; distinctly less hard than in the early years. Offers a solid deep core of tart red plum and spices and finishes with a fine dusting of tannins, noteworthy length and no rough edges. Harrington was a bit less specific about food matches for this wine: "with a grilled or roasted four-legged animal." 90 pts, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Share on Google+

No Reviews

More Information
  Grower Gramercy Cellars
  Bottle size 750
  Duty Paid / In Bond Duty Paid
  Vintage 2015
  Bottle or Case? Price by the Bottle, Price by the Case
  Country United States
  Region Washington State
  Grape Carignan, Mourvèdre
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Hearty Red
  Winemaking Vegetarian wines
  Oak Strongly Oaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry
  Abv 14.3%

Gramercy Cellars

Producer of seriously fine, focused and thrilling reds from Washington State

These lovely wines and gifts are stored in our cellar in Clapham, ready for immediate dispatch (and drinking)! If we have less than 12 bottles, the display will show the number available today. If you’d like more than the number shown, or it’s shown as ‘Out of Stock’ / ‘Email to order’, just call us or drop us an email to confirm your order and delivery schedule, as our winemakers send us fresh stocks frequently.

'Express Delivery' (Free Next Day Delivery) is available for orders over £75 placed before 1pm Monday to Thursday. Orders over £75 but placed after 1pm will still benefit from 'Fast & Free Delivery', and will revert to an estimated 1-3 working days. For orders under £75, 'Fast Delivery' is charged at £12.50, arriving in an estimated 1-3 working days.

London Same Day Delivery is available to most London postcodes as listed in our T&Cs, if ordered by 11am Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). For orders over £75 London Same Day, delivery is charged at £15. For orders under £75 London Same Day, delivery is charged at £27.50. If ordered after 11am, you will receive your order on the next working day. We may be able to organise a speedy courier for you, so please call or email us if you have special requests. What a great way to get that wine to your office or home for the evening!

Saturday Delivery costs £30. This option is available to all UK mainland postcodes for orders placed between 1pm on Thursday and 1pm on Friday. This is optional at checkout, to be chosen in place of our standard 1 – 3 working day service. If you specifically need to place an order for Saturday delivery outside of the above times, please contact us at and we will see if we can arrange this for you.

Our Club Offers may take longer to ship, as we collect all of our members’ orders together before ordering them from the winemaker. The expected delivery timelines for each product should be specified on the product page. Otherwise, please contact us for the information. Deliveries for most Club Offers, including En Primeur deliveries are charged at £15 per order. For more information about In Bond wines, click here.

Deliveries for the wines on our Grower List cost £25, and can take 2-3 weeks. Please let us know if you have an urgent request and we’ll do our best to help.

International deliveries are subject to international delivery fees specific for each country, which will be added at checkout based on the country of your delivery address. If you are shipping to outside of Europe, and to find out more about International Delivery fees please email

More from Gramercy Cellars
  1. Gramercy Cellars Lagniappe Syrah
    Washington State

    From £62.00 per bottle