Onx 2016 ‘Mad Crush’ Red Blend


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Score: 93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Varietal: Red Blends
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 15%
Blend: 36% Grenache, 32% Tempranillo, 32% Mourvedre
Wine Maker: Drew Nenow

With its beloved style and grace, the 2016 Mad Crush leaps from the glass with a mix of fresh fruits and dry, earthy tones. A wine of virility yet unashamed of it’s elegant and softer edges. White pepper highlights fruit notes like fresh red cherries, cranberries, and candied watermelon, but a savory undertone bolsters tones of cola, lightly toasted cedar, and anise. A silky smooth entry with concentrated raspberry notes yield to coarse, drying tannins on the mid palate that create layers of boysenberry pie, dark chocolate, and more lingering currants. A mouthwatering acidity balances the drying tannins and bolsters candied flavors of strawberries that carry into a long and dry finish. Unassuming and persistent, a gentle breeze in your garden of life.

Jeb Dunnuck- 93 Points

“The 2016 Mad Crush is 36% Grenache, 32% Tempranillo, and 32% Mourvèdre that was brought up in 20% new 500-liter barrels. This medium ruby-colored effort offers terrific notes of kirsch, melted licorice, roasted herbs, and hints of chocolate. With a rich, powerful, sexy profile, sweet tannins, and tons of charm, it’s ideal for drinking over the coming 6-7 years.”

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