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2019 Cruse Wine Co. Syrah Charles Heintz Sonoma Coast

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Syrah Charles Heintz Sonoma Coast
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Grapes Syrah
¥7,150  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Grapes Syrah
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code CWC4SYCH19
UPC 869957000040
Inventory Sold Out
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The resultant wine is dark and very floral, rustic and bloody. There are notes of wet pine needles and oil cured olives. The texture is steamy and tannic. This interpretation of Syrah acknowledges the Northern Rhone while still being purely Californian.

Production

Viticulture

This Syrah is from Charles Heintz’ vineyard in Occidental, a cool site at the extremes of ripening Syrah in western Sonoma county. He farms this block of traditional clones and massale selections organically. The 2019 vintage was picked on October 18th. This is the first release of this wine since 2016.

Vinification

Fruit was fermented whole cluster in a concrete tank for 16 days with very light and gentle foot treading. It was pressed at dryness and the free run was stored in large, neutral barrels for élevage. Malolactic proceeded naturally. The final wine was bottled in August with a small amount of sulfur.

pH: 3.97