2016 Crux Winery Russian River Valley SyrahBlend from United States
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"Our 2016 Syrah is a big, rich wine with the balance and grace of a Russian River wine. The 2016 vintage was the last in a string of drought years in California, harvest began ...
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With 7% Petite Sirah and 5% Mourvèdre, this meaty red is balanced in weight and ripeness, with an earthy, leathery quality that gives it power and savory character. Blueberry, tar and a sprinkling of white pepper round out the palate, with well-integrated oak and tannin.
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Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of dried plum, cinnamon, chocolate ganache, creme brulee, and lilac with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, complex, very long finish revealing notes of red peppercorns, pomegranate, tamarind chutney, and star anise with moderate oak flavor. A rich, brooding Syrah with fleshy-fruity dreamy oak and fine balance; elegant and with wow-factor.
"Our 2016 Syrah is a big, rich wine with the balance and grace of a Russian River wine. The 2016 vintage was the last in a string of drought years in California, harvest began earlier than usual but late season cooling allowed the Syrah to hang until October. We used 20% new French oak with the remaining in neutral cooperage. A little Petite Sirah and Mourvédre add complexity and length. This wine may be aged for a very long time (10 years or more) in the cellar, if you are able to resist." -Winery
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|Varietal(s)||Syrah , Petite Sirah, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, jam, dark berry fruit, high tannin, black pepper, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||spice box, cedar, dark fruit, spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, jam, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|