Crux 2013 Syrah

Russian River Valley AVA
93 Points + Cellar Selection + Gold Medal — (Beverage Testing Institute)
90 Points — Wine Enthusiast magazine
Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma County
85% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Petite Sirah
20 months in oak
Cases Produced

The Crux Winery 2013 Syrah is a blend of 85% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Petite Sirah from the Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County. The fruit was sourced from topnotch properties including Atoosa’s Vineyard, Windsor Oaks Vineyard, and Crazy Run Ranch, which is Crux’s estate vineyard in Windsor. This 2013 Syrah does an excellent job of reflecting the growing season - a warm, sunny year that in turn produced a big, rich Syrah with excellent structure for aging. Earthy, elegant aromas and flavors of blueberry compote, vanilla nut brittle, and freshly turned earth are supported by a full body, silky tannins, and a sleek, complex finish with notes of allspice, berry, and moderate oak. A luscious, sophisticated wine that would pair beautifully with a number of dishes.

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