Full Review

Crux Winery

Crux Winery
2015 Syrah, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

Crux Winery
2015 Syrah, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Syrah

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered berries, toasted nuts, kalamata olive, floral honey, eucalyptus, and cafe latte with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with moderate oak flavor. An enormous Syrah with big impact; ripe, toasty, rich and lengthy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered berries, toasted nuts, kalamata olive, floral honey, eucalyptus, and cafe latte
Taste Flavor: chocolate covered berries, toasted nuts, kalamata olive, floral honey, eucalyptus, and cafe latte
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An enormous Syrah with big impact; ripe, toasty, rich and lengthy.

The Producer

Crux Winery

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

Syrah

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Syrah - also known as Shiraz, especially in Australia - is a red wine with rich, zesty plum and blackberry fruit along with a light spicy, sometimes peppery quality. The grape has light to medium tannins, meaning lighter versions are drinkable upon release. This has certainly helped this wine's popularity in the United States.

Full-bodied versions, such as Côte-Rôtie from France's Rhone Valley, are intense, deeply concentrated wines that need many years to round out; these are generally at their best seven to ten years after the vintage and can drink well for 20 years plus from the best vintages.

Recommended foods with Syrah include most red meats, game and barbecued foods.