Hello friends. Every year when Jeb Dunnuck’s annual set of Washington reviews for Wine Advocate is released, there is a feeding frenzy for the best-reviewed wines still available. Fortunately, because we support many of these wineries all year long, our list is often offered dibs to some of these gems:
2013 Gramercy Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD] 97pts.” [Context note: The only Cabs to rate higher in this set of reviews: a pair of 100-pointers from Quilceda Creek, and a 99 for Sheridan’s Block 1.]
This is vintage two of Gramercy’s reserve program for Cab. It comes from Bacchus, Phinny Hill, and Leonetti Loess Vineyards, and it was aged for 22 months in 65% new French oak. Listed alc is 14.2%, and production was a miniscule 243 cases.
As in understand it, Gramercy was flooded with requests for this wine after the review was released, and they’re now sold out via the cellar door. We have dibs on the last handful of cases remaining in western Washington, but those dibs evaporate quickly. We have to place our order by Monday noon, so please try to get all requests in by tonight or Monday morning.
Please limit order requests to 6 bottles, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wine should arrive this week or next, at which point it will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.