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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.
The 2014 Crux was the first true GSM ever made by ONX, containing 41% Syrah, 32% Mourvedre, and 27% Grenache. And here in 2020, it's only just starting to hit its stride! This chewy, Syrah driven blend is only just starting to come out of its shell and showing off beautiful notes of berry fruit to go along with its characteristic spice and dried herbs. This beauty is definitely going to be in its prime over the next couple of years, so enjoy!
- Jeff, Director of Operations & Winegrowing
ONX Estate Vineyard, Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles. All grapes for Crux were harvested over a month long period ranging from September 18th, 2014 through October 15th, 2014.
Fermented in a combination of 1-ton open top tanks and small stainless steel tanks following a five-day cold soak. Open top lots were punched-down by hand 2-3 times daily and tank lots were pumped over twice per day. Lots were pressed off the skins after a total of 15-21 days of skin contact time. Aging: 16-17 months post fermentation in a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques (~35% new oak).