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Crux Winery

Crux Winery
2014 GSM, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: GSM Blend Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42

Crux Winery
2014 GSM, Russian River Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: GSM Blend Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Dusty dark violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of raspberry liqueur, fruit stripes gum, berry candies, menthol, and anise with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, intricate, medium-long finish displaying accents of sweet cherry-scented tobacco, chocolate sorbet, slate, and black pepper with well-integrated, medium tannins and light oak flavor. An ultra-vibrant fruit bomb with excellent balance and integration of flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Fruity, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: raspberry liqueur, fruit stripes gum, berry candies, menthol, and anise
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of sweet cherry-scented tobacco, chocolate sorbet, slate, and black pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An ultra-vibrant fruit bomb with excellent balance and integration of flavors.

The Producer

Crux Winery

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

Their Portfolio

86 Crux Winery 2016 GSM Rosé, Russian River Valley 13.7% (USA) $24.00.
92 Crux Winery 2014 GSM, Russian River Valley 14.6% (USA) $42.00.
90 Crux Winery 2014 Syrah, Russian River Valley 14.6% (USA) $38.00.
90 Crux Winery 2013 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $42.00.
90 Crux Winery 2015 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 15.6% (USA) $36.00.
96 Crux Winery 2016 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 15.3% (USA) $38.00.
94 Crux Winery 2015 Grenache, Russian River Valley 14.7% (USA) $45.00.
94 Crux Winery 2015 GSM Red Blend, Russian River Valley 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
BR Crux Winery 2016 Viognier, Alexander Valley 13.8% (USA) $30.00. - Bronze Medal
92 Crux Winery 2015 Syrah, Russian River Valley 14% (USA) $40.00.
93 Crux Winery 2014 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley 14.6% (USA) $45.00.
90 Crux Winery 2017 Catie’s Corner Vineyard Grenache Blanc, Russian River Valley 13.2% (USA) $30.00.
88 Crux Winery 2017 Viognier, Alexander Valley 13.7% (USA) $30.00.
93 Crux Winery 2016 Grenache, Russian River Valley 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
93 Crux Winery 2016 GSM Red Wine, Russian River Valley 14.3% (USA) $45.00.
90 Crux Winery 2016 Syrah, Russian River Valley 14.2% (USA) $40.00.
92 Crux Winery 2015 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley 14.7% (USA) $45.00.
87 Crux Winery 2017 GSM Red Blend, Russian River Valley 14.3% (USA) $45.00.
89 Crux Winery 2017 Syrah, Russian River Valley 13.7% (USA) $42.00.
89 Crux Winery 2016 Petite Sirah, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $45.00.
87 Crux Winery 2018 Estate, Zinfandel, Russian River Valley 14.1% (USA) $40.00.

GSM Blend Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A GSM Red Blend is composed of the Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre (hence the G, S, and M) grapes that define the style of Cotes du Rhone wine.