Whole Cluster Inclusion with Syrah (2015)

Syrah was vinified with 0% whole cluster inclusion, 25% whole cluster inclusion, and 75% whole cluster inclusion.  No real chemical differences were observed between wines.  Whole cluster wines tended to have higher tannin content but lower anthocyanin content.  This corresponded to a lower level of color intensity in those wines as well.  Most people preferred the 25% whole cluster inclusion, and most people did not prefer the 75% whole cluster inclusion.

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