2013 Onx Wines "Mad Crush" Templeton Gap Red Blend (Previously $50)

SKU #1258520 91 points Vinous

 Opaque purple. Aromas of ripe dark berries, cola, lavender and peppery spices, with a hint of smokiness in the background. At once juicy and seamless, offering energetic black raspberry and allspice flavors that tighten up on the back half. Fine-grained tannins give structure to a long, sweet finish that echoes the berry and cola notes. Drinking window: 2019 - 2024. (JR)  (6/2015)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 From a winery known for atypical blends, this mix of 43% Grenache, 39% Tempranillo, 9% Syrah and 9% Mourvèdre offers intriguing baked red cherry, rare beef, cinnamon stick and Christmas spices on the nose. The ripe but woody palate starts strong on elderberry fruit before chaparral underbrush and leather elements lead into the finish. (MK)  (6/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Mad Crush has an almost Zinfandel character in its lifted, slightly volatile bouquet of plums, violets, bramble and spice. A blend of 43% Grenache, 39% Tempranillo, 9% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre, it's medium to full-bodied, has plenty of fruit and a clean finish. It's an enjoyable red to drink over the coming 4-5 years. (JD)  (8/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Distinctly ripe and full-bodied, with aromas of black raspberry and smoky peppered beef and flavors of sautéed cherry and grilled herb. Grenache, Tempranillo, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2021. (Web-2016, TF)

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Other Red Wines

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United States

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California

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Specific Appellation:

Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.
Alcohol Content (%): 15.1