Gramercy Cellars Lower East Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
Walla Walla, located in the Lower East corner of Washington, is a home for world class Cabernet. We created Lower East as a thank you to our customers and industry friends. Our goal was to make a fantastic Cabernet at a fantastic price. This idea began when we asked Dick Beightol at Phinny Hill in the Horse Heaven Hills to plant Cabernet specifically for us. He replied that he had a special gravel outcropping that he would love to plant for us. Phinny Hill is near perfect for Cabernet. It shows red fruit, gravel, herbs, bright acidity and firm tannin. We soon realized this fruit would blend fantastically with our Walla Walla Estate Vineyard and Pepper Bridge blocks. Walla Walla fruit tends to be more blue or black fruit and fills in the mid palate of the blend. Starting in the 2016 vintage, our Octave Estate Vineyard came into play. Located at just over 1300 feet elevation at the southern edge of the Walla Walla AVA. Octave brings complexity and great acidity to the wine.
Sleek and sinewy, with black currant, tobacco and pencil lead tones that build structure and tannins on a handsome finish. Drink now through 2030. 2,494 cases made.
Bright, fresh savory herb, graphite and flower aromas capture the attention. The plum and cherry flavors show impeccable balance, elegance and length. It has a compelling sense of freshness. Put it on the dinner table with grilled steak with chimichurri to get the most out of it.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Lower East unveils forward dark fruit flavors with stony and sagebrush underpinnings. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced. Enjoy this excellent effort over.