Gramercy Cellars L'Idiot Du Village 2010 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
Complex and perfumed, the 2010 LIdiot 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 Gregs 2010s and sports a medium-bodied, voluptuous and textured mouthfeel, as well a solid 5-8 year drink window. Drink now-2018.
These top-notch efforts are made by Greg Harrington, with help from assistant winemaker Brandon Moss, and always show the fresher, more edgy and lean side to the region. Normally fermented with varying degrees of whole cluster and aged in neutral oak, they have Old World, classical profiles and will benefit from short-term cellaring. While Ive been drinking the Rhone blends from this estate for years, this was the first time Ive been able to taste Gregs Bordeaux releases. The house style certainly persists and the wines all show firm, concentrated and age-worthy profiles. -Jebb Dunnuck