Cruse Wine Co. Charles Heintz Vineyard Syrah Sonoma County, USA 2019
VINTAGE : 2019
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : Sonoma County, CA
VARIETALS : Syrah
VINEYARD : Charles Heintz
This Syrah is from Charles Heintz vineyard in Occidental, a cool site at the extremes of ripening Syrah in western Sonoma county.
The fruit was fermented whole cluster in a concrete tank for 16 days with very light and gentle foot treading. The resultant wine is dark and very floral and rustic. There are notes of wet pine needles and oil-cured olives. The texture is steamy and tannic.
They just rereleased this wine as the extra time in bottle has calmed its rustic nature and increased the drinkability. This interpretation of Syrah acknowledges the Northern Rhone while still being purely Californian.