Immediately after pouring, black olives, pepper, savory herbs, dark raspberry, blackberry, plum, boysenberry, grilled meats, tomato leaf, and marinara sauce aromas are there to greet you. This wine is rich, opulent, satiny, and deeply fruited on the palate. All the aromatics follow through into flavor and add sweet tomato paste, ripe red and dark red fruits, and black-garlic-tinged umami notes. This wine is very quaffable right now with a zippy and energetic finish. Lively and fun.
"The son of our namesake, hedonistic giant gargantua, was pantagruel. An American AVA Syrah; pantagruel is blended from best our best barrels out of the various West Coast AVAs that make up our single state gargantua wines. Together, they showcase a philosophy, a palate, and a vision of American Syrah that captures fresh juicy flavors with a panoply of spice, garrigue herbs, sweet fruit, and mineral character that tells the world that the best U.S. Syrahs are competing with the top old-world examples of this noble varietal. Pantagruel is drinkable, thought provoking, and is crafted to be on the table on a regular basis and pair well with a variety of foods." - Bergstrom