Cruse Wine Co.

Charles Heintz Vineyard Syrah

9.2132 ratings
9.232 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
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9.3

The 2015 Syrah Charles Heintz Vineyard is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine. A rush of blue and purplish fruit, lavender, licorice and dark spice make a strong opening statement. Today, the tannins are a bit overpowering, but time in bottle will do the trick. The 2015 was fermented in concrete, with 10% whole clusters, and aged in a combination of concrete and oak. Readers who can find the wine should not hesitate. Heintz is one of the top vineyards in California. Getting a glimpse of the site through the lens of Syrah it makes for a deeply fascinating experience. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Mar 2017)

The 2015 Syrah Charles Heintz Vineyard is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine. A rush of blue and purplish fruit, lavender, licorice and dark spice make a strong opening statement. Today, the tannins are a bit overpowering, but time in bottle will do the trick. The 2015 was fermented in concrete, with 10% whole clusters, and aged in a combination of concrete and oak. Readers who can find the wine should not hesitate. Heintz is one of the top vineyards in California. Getting a glimpse of the site through the lens of Syrah it makes for a deeply fascinating experience. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Mar 2017)

Oct 30th, 2017
Erin Pooley

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

9.4

So f ing good. Seriously. So good. Michael Cruse. Watch this space. He's taking over.

So f ing good. Seriously. So good. Michael Cruse. Watch this space. He's taking over.

4 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.2

Great wine again. A little bit too much wood but otherwise great

Great wine again. A little bit too much wood but otherwise great

4 people found it helpfulOct 28th, 2014
Eric Danch

Importer Blue Danube Wines

Really want to visit this guy soon.

Really want to visit this guy soon.

2 people found it helpfulDec 29th, 2014
Jennifer DiDomizio

Super floral notes, meaty, pure, dark fruit. Charles Heintz baby!

Super floral notes, meaty, pure, dark fruit. Charles Heintz baby!

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2015
Jennifer Reichardt

A reflection of last night: dark purple fruits, light lovely acidity. Great color. Great with #libertyduck

A reflection of last night: dark purple fruits, light lovely acidity. Great color. Great with #libertyduck

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Needs plenty of air and has some oak but this Syrah is very good and balanced.

Needs plenty of air and has some oak but this Syrah is very good and balanced.

May 29th, 2017
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.1

Bright.

Bright.

Jan 9th, 2017
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

9.3

Too young but great bones

Too young but great bones

Dec 1st, 2016
Autumn Tello

A bit abrasive, awkward, and masculine... Opened up a bit, but not enough, will likely develop more with age.

A bit abrasive, awkward, and masculine... Opened up a bit, but not enough, will likely develop more with age.

Feb 4th, 2016