Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
|United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
"Combines polish with a handsome structure, offering expressive black cherry and plum flavors accented with Asian spices and savory sage. Finishes with medium-grained tannins." Tim Fish Wine Spectator 94 points Drink 2024-35
Combines polish with a handsome structure, offering expressive black cherry and plum flavors accented with Asian spices and savory sage. Finishes with medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2030. 1,955 cases made.
The 2018 Gramercy Estates (90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot) is terrific, with medium to full-bodied richness as well as lots of underlying tannins. Giving up notes of blackcurrants, tobacco, and leafy herbs as well as some smoky minerality and chocolate, it shines for its balance, depth, and length. Drink it over the coming 15 years or more.
Beginning with a beautifully balanced nose, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon offers focus and precision with gorgeous aromas of dusty plum and elegant oak spices before showing delicate dusty red flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is delightful and oak-tinged on the palate, with a balanced structure, fine-grained tannins and succulent acidity. The wine continues evolving in the mouth over the long, ripe and subtly spiced finish.
Gramercy was founded in 2005 with a dedication to Rhône varieties, but quickly felt the irresistible draw of Washington Cabernet, with wines like this showing the appeal. The aromas offer notes of dried herb, dark cherry, scorched earth and spice. It's the balance of the cherry and graphite flavors that most impresses. Cabernet is often big and bold. This wine shows its sophisticated side but with no shortage of intensity. It's a whole lot of delicious. Best from 2027-2035.
Deep, concentrated and layered, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is an extraordinarily good bottling by Gramercy Cellars. On the nose, it revels in ripe black currant tones that combine with suggestions of sagebrush, iodine and Earl Grey tea. The effortless palate is plush, generous and soft throughout the drinking experience. Enjoy this beautiful new bottling over the next 15 years.