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From The Edge Of Your Wine Glass: Crux 2014 Viognier

May 23, 2017


"Once upon a time, we dreamt a dream of the world too big to fit in our hands, full of overflowing wonder, a place that holds too many keys and not enough locks."  


This world where we have one shot, one chance, and not nearly enough time to indulge all of the beauty, we must journey through other's experiences and creations to understand the word in which we dwell.  This is a not my story; but a story about passion, creation, and a story about wine.  

If you are open to experiences and allow yourself the moments in which you escape from your own reality you can take a journey through time, across fields, through valleys, and over mountains from the edge of your wine glass.  This is a tasting from the heart of Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, a tale from Crux Winery starring their 2014 Viognier.  


At first glance, you appear golden.  Dancing hues of golden sunsets and summer breezes. California skyline nestled against the vines and mustard grass. 

Deep within your body, you have begun to change.  I am running along the fields of your birthplace. Subtle earthy hints of wild grasses intertwine with your golden highlights.   The wind is cool, I feel the grasses upon my feet, and I am alive.  


You're kind and inviting to my soul.  I drink you in through my senses with a wide smile.  Watering mouths predict drips of honey, peach, and sliced pear.  Sweet on your nose, cunning, traces of

attitude behind your alluring whiffs. 

Many moments spent just you and me.  Your calming nature casts blankets of calmness, your mild fruity temperament is natural and unprovoked. 


You are smooth and appealing on my lips.  A sip that stays with you through your first impression and asks you to dig deeper; and take another moment.  Intriguing attitude grips you and presses you forward.   A field of dandelions, a pinch of bitter compliments the notes of honey.  The summer peach juices transform on my palate and whisk me away into summer pleasures.   Pears and citrus muddled together perfectly.  


Final Thoughts:
With each sip, your grapes told me the story of your life.  Your journey and story tightly bound between the glass of your bottle unfolded itself in another world and you live on through me and through others who have come to know you.  


The Crux 2014 Viognier has something uniquely curious about it.  It isn't afraid to be bold, act out a little, hold true to itself, no masks, only purity.  I think that is why we got along so well. 


~Insatiable Vine~

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