CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
'GARGANTUA' WASHINGTON SYRAH BY BERGSTRÖM
BERGSTRÖM WINES

After 18 intense years of solely focusing on world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Gargantua is  Bergström Wines' effort to craft world class Syrah from the West Coast of the United States. Born from a 100% whole cluster fermentation and aged in neutral 500 liter and 600 liter French oak barrels, the Washington State Gargantua Syrah is dark purple cherry in color and is bright and youthful looking. It has classic, heady Syrah aromas that are floral, fruity, earthy, and meaty in nature. Purple violet flowers, roses, graphite, and creosote mingle with grilled meat, peppercorn, and savory herbs. There is a sweet core of dark blackberry, crème de cassis, and cherry fruit on the nose and the palate, where the sweet spices from the vineyard mingle with the savory herbs and pepper of the appellation. This wine is rounded out by copious fine-grained tannins and a succulent acidity. A year or two more in bottle, and this wine will reward those with patience by opening up beautifully. Drink Now - 2025+.

Gargantua Syrahs are harvested early to retain bright natural acidities and to keep alcohol levels low. Fermented using 100% whole clusters over a two week maceration period and then gently pressed. 0% new oak foudres play host to an entire malolactic fermentation and 12-18 months élévage. Bottled and aged for one year prior to release.

More on the Gargantua label, here.


JAMES SUCKLING
-2017-

VINOUS
-2016-

JAMES SUCKLING
-2016-
PRODUCER Bergström Wines
FARMING Organic
VARIETAL COMPOSITION Syrah
REGION Washington
APPELLATION Washington State
SUB-APPELLATION Walla Walla
ALCOHOL % 13.40%
SCORES
PRODUCT CODESIZE/FORMAT
BRS-700-10-17 12x750