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Crux Winery

Crux Winery
2013 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42
Cellar Selection

Crux Winery
2013 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Oaky aromas of fresh figs, prunes, lemon oil, and cedar with a slightly chewy, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long pico de gallo, black pepper, sweet melons, and berry jams finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich Petite Sirah that should age quite gracefully.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh figs, prunes, lemon oil, and cedar
Taste Flavor: pico de gallo, black pepper, sweet melons, and berry jams
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Rack of Baby Lamb, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich Petite Sirah that should age quite gracefully.

The Producer

Crux Winery

The Producer
18850 Hassett Lane, Bldg C
Geyserville, CA 95441
USA
1 707-837-8061

Petite Sirah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Petite Sirah, which is also spelled as Petite Syrah (or even Petit Sirah) is a California red wine with deep color, rich tannins and a good deal of spice. While a few medium and larger-sized producers in California make Petite Sirah, most examples are from smaller artisan producers. These vintners often emphasize the chocolate and plum flavors as well as the chewy tannins.

As these wines are rugged in nature, these often need a few years after release before they are in ideal drinking condition; five to seven years is generally an ideal time frame for best consumption. Pair Petite Sirah with such foods as grilled lamb, pork roasts, stews and game.