2017 The Whole Mess Syrah
Whole clusters of Syrah are picked by hand into bins, rushed to the winery, and then dumped right into the tank. The whole mess goes in without being de-stemmed. We walk on the fruit to let some juice loose which naturally starts the fermentation. It's weird to think of fermenting with the whole bunches of grapes as an addition to the wine, but it's been pretty common practice in modern winemaking to completely remove the stems from the berries for fermentation. By including the stems in the wine, we see more perfume, complexity, spice, firmness, and age-iness.