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2018 Cotes du Cruz Rouge

2018 Cotes du Cruz Rouge

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet in color owing to the strong Syrah influence in this wine. Aromas of brown sugar, sweet tobacco, dried cherries, strawberries, clove and hints of chocolate. Subtle pepper spiciness is also present – one of the characteristics we love so much about Syrah! Subtle cherry sweetness on the palate balances the tannic structure of this young wine, with full body on the mid palate, making it a great pairing with rich winter dishes.

Food Pairing

Beef stew. Hard, aged cheeses. Lamb. Smoked duck or confit. Cheese and charcuterie spreads for casual meals or grazing.

Winemaking Notes

We produced this wine as a cofermented Rhône style field blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. We picked all three grape varieties at the same time, at various levels of ripeness for greater complexity. The syrah was perfectly ripe while the Petite Sirah was overripe, creating the subtle sweet mouthfeel of the finished wine. The Mourvèdre was slightly underripe, lending the acidity level we were looking for to balance the wine.

Aging

Aged in 100% new French and American heavy toast oak for 18 months.

Accolades

Silver Medal, Foothill Wine Fest

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SKU: MYKA18CDC7
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Fair Play
Alcohol %
14.3

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