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Crux Winery 2012 Petite Sirah

Crux Winery

2012 Petite Sirah
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA


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With the purchase of 6+ bottles of the 2012 Petite Sirah, you'll receive a virtual wine tasting experience with the winemaker - invite some friends and have a virtual party with the winemaker!  For anyone who purchases this offer, Winemakers Brian Callahan and Steven Gower will host you for a private barrel room tasting next time you are in the Russian River Valley.
Tasting Notes:

Deep, dark and sexy! This Library Selection Petite Sirah – with its splash of Syrah – is quite striking. A deep opaque garnet with a nearly black core, its rich viscosity grips at the sides of the wine glass, staining it slightly as the tears run slowly down. The enticing aromatics are immediate, with layers of crushed blackberry fruit and spicy dark red cherry complimented by notes of pepper, black licorice, violets and a nod to fresh forest floor. Lively and full-bodied, the wine shows a balance of acidity and a velvety tannic structure that envelopes the palate and provides a luxurious, long finish. With over 5 years of age between barrel and bottle, this wine will continue to evolve beautifully for another 5+ years. Decant for 30-45 minutes for thorough enjoyment!

Tasting Notes by Carrie Schuster, Chief Marketing Angel
  • Grapes
    90% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah
  • Region
    Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
  • Production
    Only 98 cases made
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    This powerful wine will age well over the next 5-7 years

Brian Callahan and Steven Gower

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • This wine comes from the winery's Library Selection
  • Winemakers strive for complex and balanced wines, without excessive alcohol levels or overripe fruit flavors
  • Whole berry fermentation with native yeasts and open top fermentation
  • Use of French oak barrels, 10-15% new for Petite Sirah
  • Gold Medal, San Francisco Wine Fair
  • Gold Medal and 93pts, North Coast Wine Competition
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Petite Sirah is known for it big, bold style, so matching food must be equally as powerful. Choose foods with good fat (to stand up to the tannins) and big body, like a ribeye steak, a juicy cheeseburger or smoked pork shoulder. The spiciness of the wine can accent a leg of lamb, while the rich fruitiness can soften and compliment the perceived heat of Mexican cuisine. For cheese, choose dry and strong cheeses with high fat content. Enjoy!
About the Winery
Crux Winery What started as two neighbors with a serious passion for wine has since turned into an impressive small production portfolio of Rhone-inspired wines. Winemakers/Owners Brian Callahan and Steven Gower initially planted their own vineyards, situated above the fogline, in the northern part of the Russian River Valley. Learn more