We tried these three from the Costigan cellar at Pig+Fig last week:
1. GramercyCllrs Syrah Lagniappe/ColumbiaVlly (13.9%; www.GramercyCellars.com) Greg&Pam Harrington/WallaWalla 2008: Very dark/near black color; strong Syrah/blackberry/boysenberry/ripe slight Rhonish/w-c/roasted some smokey/toasty/oak bit WashState/plummy somewhat complex nose; fairly tart strong toasty/smokey/oak bit WashState/plummy/grapey strong blackberry/Syrah/spicy bit Rhonish/w-c/roasted some complex flavor w/ modest chewey tannins; very long/lingering fairly smokey/toasty/Fr.oak strong blackberry/Syrah/plummy/spicy structured finish w/ some strong tannins; a strong WashState/plummy Syrah w/ lots of oak; still pretty youthful & will needs a bit more age to resolve the tannins; a lovely WashState rather Rhonish Syrah.
$45.00 (vSC)
2. GramercyCllrs Syrah WallaWallaVlly (13.9%) 2009: Much the same in aromatics & on the palate; a bit more structured/angular/tannic w/ bit more toasty/oak; fairly Rhonish/w-c/roasted/espresso flavor; needs more age yet. $45.00 (vSC)
3. GramercyCllrs Syrah WallaWallaVlly (13%) 2011: Much less Syrah fruit & seems a bit tight/closed; somewhat strong blackberry/plummy/WashState Syrah nose; rather hard/structured/angular strong plummy/blackberry/WashState flavor w/ ample tannins; needs lots more age but not sure it's going to really evolve into something great. $45.00 (vSC)
More birkentripe from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. Gramercy is the wnry of Greg & Pam Harrington. He was a MasterSomm in Manhattan & moved to WashState to start Gramercy in 2005. I liked the two older Syrahs, though them pretty Rhonish/roasted in character a surprisingly young.