Notes from Golden Cluster:
Syrah is one of my favorite grapes. I love its versatility and it can be just as haunting as Pinot Noir. It is one of the few red grapes that really straddles the line of feminine and masculine. It is a grape that grows well at low elevations, high elevations, clay soil, limestone soil, loess soil, cool climate, or hot climates. It can be highly aromatic and elegant or dense and rich.
The 2019 ‘For Bruce’ Syrah is another side to the Willamette Valley Syrah conversation. Grown in melbourne and sandstone soils, this Syrah is unlike any in the valley. Co-Fermented with the skins from our ‘Peach Skin"‘ Viognier. fermentation, this vintage shows the complex aromas of the grape. This wine evokes the Northern Rhone, soft supple, fruity, floral, meaty, and a slight spiciness that comes from our use of the orange wine skins. This is a Syrah for Pinot Noir lovers, Grenache lovers, and for anyone who wants to taste a glimpse into another Willamette Valley red grape success story. The future is now.