2016 oregon syrah The Oregon State gargantua Syrah is a blend of fruit from sites from around the state to capture a true expression of this cool climate, which is otherwise famous for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Symbion Vineyard, in the Eola-Amity Hills, brings tension and bright, floral fruit while the Folin Vineyard, in the Rogue Valley in the south of Oregon, brings richer body, garrigue, herbal, spice characters, overall ripeness, and balance to our annual blend. The 2016 Oregon State gargantua Syrah is dark ruby red in color and has classic Old World aromas of pencil lead, forest floor, mushroom, grilled meat, olive, pepper, savory herbs, and dark fruits. The wine is juicy, lively with smoothe and polished tannins, and a succulent fruited finish all the while having a mineral and earthy expression. At 12.4% alcohol, this is a great Syrah that should drink well for 10+ years.