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Crux Winery

Crux Winery
2014 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45
Cellar Selection

Crux Winery
2014 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Petite Sirah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of wild raspberry, blackberry, roasted figs and dates, candied violet petals, and dark chocolate with a round, vibrant, fruity full body and a complex, long finish with accents of rose petal and coconut with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A delicious and well-integrated Petite Syrah that is drinking very well now and will stand the test of time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: wild raspberry, blackberry, roasted figs and dates, candied violet petals, and dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of rose petal and coconut
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and well-integrated Petite Syrah that is drinking very well now and will stand the test of time.

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.