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Syrah 41%, Mourvedre 32%, Grenache 27%
A brute with an ear for opera. Sweet and brawny, casts a large shadow but speaks soft volumes.
Crux may be the most savory and inviting wine of the 2014 lineup, with heaps of plum, fig and leather notes to draw you in. As the wine opens up, hints of homemade cranberry sauce, vanilla cream and rhubarb pie emerge. Crux is nicely textured on the palate, both plush and weighty with structured, even tannins. The finish is long and generous, making its presence known with grace and subtlety. (Additional details below.)