Sparkman Cellars


2022 Greater Than Some Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre
  • Vineyard: Olsen Brothers Estate
  • Winemaker: Linn Scott
  • Alcohol %: 14.5
  • Release Date: May 2024
  • 33.334% Grenache, 33.333% Syrah, 33.333% Mourvèdre
  • Greater Than Some is loaded with rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, Asian spices, vanilla and a
    beautiful tension that promises to evolve over time…a long, long time.
  • GSMs have been around since the ancient Australians of the 1980s (though the French and Spanish may
    have something to say about that), but we have never done one. Until now. Grenache is a crazy, multi-
    personality thing: Garnacha in Spain, Cannonau in Sardinia, a main component in Gigondas in the Rhône.
    Similarly, Syrah sings a local song, and in this blend its bass notes deepen and amplify the other
    varietals. Mourvèdre, new to our program in 2022, is its own beast, full of electricity and spice. Together
    they are much more than the sum of their individual selves.
  • Greater Than Some 2022 is the first blend of its kind produced by Sparkman Cellars, created exclusively
    for the Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction.
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