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Holiday Gift Set - Mad Crush & Reckoning
Give the gift of ONX Wines this holiday season!
Gift set includes:
Black Gift Box
Mad Crush 2017
Syrah 55%, Petite Sirah 15%, Tempranillo 10%, Grenache 10%, Zinfandel 10%
Born from the sultry and smoky 470 clone of Syrah from the ONX Estate, the 2017 Reckoning boasts power and longevity; A trait that is truly unique in a vintage rife with “drink-young” wines. A truly unique vintage for Syrah, 2017 expressed the variety with its standard mainstay of densely layered and dark profile, but with a spicy and floral edge. An unexpected, but welcomed derivation from the norm. Petite Sirah offers depth and platform for the Syrah, while Grenache, Tempranillo, and Zinfandel assist with bright fruit expression on the nose and length on the palate. Rich yet botanical, the aromatics diffuse from the glass with sweet notes of blackberry compote, anise, and fig jam framed by notes of cedar wood, tobacco, and white pepper. A savory undertone reminiscent of a fat-rich filet mignon adds to the anticipation of the palate. The entry is unexpectedly sharp with acidity and bright with flavors of pomegranate and raspberries. As flavors of cracked black pepper, dusty earth, and a medley of black fruits take over, a smooth and moderate amount of tannin and acidity intermingle in perfect harmony making for a long persistence of flavors. The wine finishes densely layered with cocoa powder and a fresh minerality. Drink 2020-2032.
Mad Crush 2017
Grenache 35%, Tempranillo 29%, Mourvedre 24%, Syrah 5%, Zinfandel 5%, Petite Sirah 2%
With its beloved style and grace, the 2016 Mad Crush leaps from the glass with a mix of fresh fruits and dry, earthy tones. The 2017 vintage gave us our first above-average rainfall in Paso Robles since 2011, and along with it came a rapid return to balance and nuance over intensity and tannin. This return to grace is no more evident than in our Grenache led Mad Crush. Sweet aromas of brown sugar, leather, and a sharp cranberry ripeness leap forward followed by more savory notes of ribeye steak and prosciutto with a twist of dried coriander and lentils. Confectionary notes of blueberry tart, caramel, and vanilla add a flare of complexity to an otherwise unassuming wine. The palate boasts a host of fresh fruits, agua fresca style; Strawberries, cranberries, and cherries coalesce into a flavorful entry that lingers at the tip of the palate before expanding into a broad and tannin-rich mid-palate with flavors of Manchego, cedar, and fresh leather. The wine finishes with silky smooth and juicy with gushing and long-lasting flavors.