Cruse Wine Co.

Charles Heintz Vineyard Syrah

9.018 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

Vibrant purple. Deep fruit character, subdued spice elements for Syrah. The main palate impression is of dense, extremely fine grained tannins than beg another sip. Paired w grilled lamb chops scented w garlic, oregano and rosemary, which seems an ideal match.

Vibrant purple. Deep fruit character, subdued spice elements for Syrah. The main palate impression is of dense, extremely fine grained tannins than beg another sip. Paired w grilled lamb chops scented w garlic, oregano and rosemary, which seems an ideal match.

Jun 2nd, 2019
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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
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

9.3

Too young but great bones

Too young but great bones

Dec 1st, 2016
Arrissa Meyer

High acid, sparkly on my tongue!

High acid, sparkly on my tongue!

Feb 15th, 2019
Scott Soren

Smooth soft tannins nice mouth feel.

Smooth soft tannins nice mouth feel.

Apr 21st, 2018
Matthew McMullen

Got two bottles. Both seem corked. Blueberry fruit evaporated immediately and left me with steak accidentally cooked with styrofoam still on.

Got two bottles. Both seem corked. Blueberry fruit evaporated immediately and left me with steak accidentally cooked with styrofoam still on.

May 20th, 2017
Ian Blue

Drink this in 5+ years and it will be a 10/10. Amazing balance for a 2015 Syrah. High acid and sharp, grippy tannins. Will be buying more to lay down for a while.

Drink this in 5+ years and it will be a 10/10. Amazing balance for a 2015 Syrah. High acid and sharp, grippy tannins. Will be buying more to lay down for a while.

Apr 22nd, 2017
Brandon Thurber

Lots of potential here. Plan to revisit in 6 months or so.

Lots of potential here. Plan to revisit in 6 months or so.

Dec 29th, 2016
yousef saed

Pretty bland, needs a number of years in bottle to show character.

Pretty bland, needs a number of years in bottle to show character.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Andy Christiansen

Andy had this 2 years ago

Andy had this 2 years ago

Mar 4th, 2017