Also complex and perfumed, the 2010 L’Idiot du Village is a great blend of 80% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 4% Grenache and 4% Cinsault that comes mostly from The Rocks region of southern Walla Walla. Gamey and exotic, with notions of leafy herbs, aged beef, pepper and blackberries, it is the most approachable of Greg’s 2010s and sports a medium-bodied, voluptuous and textured mouthfeel, as well a solid 5-8 year drink window.
Gramercy Cellars is a 6,000-case winery founded in 2005 by Master Sommelier Greg Harrington and his wife, Pam, to make Rhône- and Bordeaux-based wines in Washington State. They believe that great wines share common traits: great vineyards, small production, minimalist winemaking, time, and patience. Gramercy’s philosophy is simple: to develop or partner with the best vineyards, harvest ripe—not overripe—grapes, intervene minimally in the winemaking process, and use as little new oak as possible. The resultant wines display balance, intense fruit  notes, strong earthiness, restraint, and elegance. Our wines often require time to develop, but reward that with patience. We seek to produce wines that complement food, provide great pleasure, and stand out as uniquely made in Washington.