So, tonight I did my first Instagram Live session. It was the first of a new Wine Zones series from SipGlocal, which is a new initiative backed by Washington State Wines. Here’s an article that introduces the concept – it’s a response to the current times we face, encouraging us to rally round to support each other in the wine and hospitality industries, connecting people locally, but also globally.
Our session tonight focused on Syrah. I was joined by Bruce Wallner MS from Toronto (he runs the Somm Factory there), and Greg Harrington MS of Gramercy Cellars. It was a great conversation and an hour passed quickly. Thank you to everyone who joined and contributed – all 641 of you.
Gramercy Cellars John Lewis Cellar Syrah 2012 Walla Walla, Washington State
13.7% alcohol. 100% whole bunch. This is a lovely Syrah, with some cool climate pepperiness and a touch of meat and olive savouriness, as well as good acidity and appropriate structure. Lovely brightness and elegance, with black cherry and blackberry fruit and a hint of maturity, with some earth and spice notes. Drinking beautifully now, this is a serious wine that will probably age gracefully over another decade. 94/100
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