Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
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Crux 2015 Grenache, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Crux is one of the few producers of Grenache in the Russian River Valley and we love the cool climate expression of this varietal. The Grenache grapes for this beautiful wine come from the Campbell McKinney Vineyard in the extreme north end of the Russian River Valley AVA. With just a touch of Syrah and Mourvèdre for weight and spice, this fresh, balanced Rhone-inspired blend is unfined and unfiltered, allowing the wine to show off its full depth of aromas and flavors. Medium ruby in color with flecks of pale garnet, aromas of black pepper, dark cherry and strawberry jam up front lead to layered notes of dried violets, subtle vanilla, red licorice and bakeshop spice. Clean and lively on the palate, with a mouthwatering acidity and fine-grained tannins delicately coating the palate. This medium-bodied wine dances on the palate, with enough fruit, tannin and acid to age gracefully over the next 5-7+ years.
Grapes90% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre
RegionRussian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
ProductionOnly 245 cases made
AgeabilityDrinking beautifully now, but has the tannin and structure for long term cellaring
- Aged in neutral French Oak to preserve its natural flavors
- Unfined and unfiltered