Bergström Wines

'Gargantua Pantagruel' Syrah

9.017 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Oregon, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

The labels give no indication where the grapes are sourced (it’s an “American Syrah”), but I’m getting campfire embers and olive brine in the nose, musky lillies, and deep red berries under it all, so I’m guessing there is a fair amount of Walla Walla fruit in this. The palate is smooth, deep, and richly fruity, but completely avoids any jamminess. There’s lots of very fine-grained tannin, and the acids are nice. Love the low (13.2%) alcohol. Surprisingly good!

The labels give no indication where the grapes are sourced (it’s an “American Syrah”), but I’m getting campfire embers and olive brine in the nose, musky lillies, and deep red berries under it all, so I’m guessing there is a fair amount of Walla Walla fruit in this. The palate is smooth, deep, and richly fruity, but completely avoids any jamminess. There’s lots of very fine-grained tannin, and the acids are nice. Love the low (13.2%) alcohol. Surprisingly good!

Jun 29th, 2023
MaJ CappS

Smells of honey dipped violets.

Classic barnyard funkiness, that gives way to deep candied cherry cordial, tobacco leaf, some pencil lead, some high acid and strapping tannin. Will lay the other one down for a couple more years to smooth out.

Smells of honey dipped violets.

Classic barnyard funkiness, that gives way to deep candied cherry cordial, tobacco leaf, some pencil lead, some high acid and strapping tannin. Will lay the other one down for a couple more years to smooth out.

May 31st, 2021
K Brooks

As one person said: “liked but didn’t love”. Pleasant with Pat’s spaghetti and a change from Pinot Noir ($20)

As one person said: “liked but didn’t love”. Pleasant with Pat’s spaghetti and a change from Pinot Noir ($20)

Jul 20th, 2021
K Brooks

Pleasant fruity wine with pork, but didn’t love it ($20)

Pleasant fruity wine with pork, but didn’t love it ($20)

Jun 5th, 2021
Aravind A

Pop, 1hr slow ox, no decant. On the nose: lovely, gamey red fruit, blackberry, blueberry...comes off a touch ripe, but the game notes bring it.back.down to earth...only complaint is a soft chlorine.note on the back end of the nose. On the palate: excellent acidity. and lighter-bodied than I expected, but a pleasant surprise, with loads of energy, a touch of stoniness and some cracked pepper spice. Some chalky tannin on the finish. A very good syrah for my palate, and for the price, downright spectacular.

Pop, 1hr slow ox, no decant. On the nose: lovely, gamey red fruit, blackberry, blueberry...comes off a touch ripe, but the game notes bring it.back.down to earth...only complaint is a soft chlorine.note on the back end of the nose. On the palate: excellent acidity. and lighter-bodied than I expected, but a pleasant surprise, with loads of energy, a touch of stoniness and some cracked pepper spice. Some chalky tannin on the finish. A very good syrah for my palate, and for the price, downright spectacular.

Apr 16th, 2021
Erica Salin

Syrah from Bergstrom. Pepper and spice on the nose. Cherry and tannic. Liked but didn’t love. Nice for a change from Pinot

Syrah from Bergstrom. Pepper and spice on the nose. Cherry and tannic. Liked but didn’t love. Nice for a change from Pinot

Nov 25th, 2020
boyd

boyd had this 4 years ago

boyd had this 4 years ago

Sep 22nd, 2020
Dave Hoffman

Dave had this 13 days ago

Dave had this 13 days ago

Apr 8th, 2024
Devin Healey

Devin had this a year ago

Devin had this a year ago

Nov 20th, 2022
Robert Smith

Robert had this 2 years ago

Robert had this 2 years ago

Dec 19th, 2021