Crux SVB & Wine Chat

Crux (“Cruhx”) winery is owned by Brian Callahan and Steven Gower. They source grapes from their own vineyards, as well as other sites in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley all farmed using sustainable, earth and environment friendly practices (good job, guys!).

You don’t often see clear labels like this, so I had to take a photo of the cork before I removed it.

While they create many reds, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Zinfandel thanks to Dave, the kind social media wine influencer and co-founder of the #PinkSociety (find him on Twitter @_drazzari), I received this amazing bottle of Crux’s Sauvignon Blanc.

The 2015 SBV is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Viognier.

The simplistic, clear style of labeling makes it uniquely eye catching. Although their website states it’s unfiltered, the wine appears bright, ultra-clear and is a gorgeous pale, mellow yellow.

Tigara “The Weasel” inspected the bottle and thought it was only mildly interesting.

I’m a red wine cat. So, when I heard I’d be receiving a white wine, I was excited!

Of course I want to try all of their reds, but I was excited to try the SBV because I simply don’t branch out of my wine comfort zone enough and there’s no better way to find new wines to love than to participate in a wine chat. If you’re not into the Twitter/social media thing, I understand.

“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” ~ RIP Stephen Hawking

I didn’t grow up in the internet world. I climbed trees, rode bikes, read books, and made giant pots of witch’s brew using locally sourced ingredients such as: dirt from the backyard, fallen leaves, and any random mixture of my mom’s kitchen spices I could get my hands on (this included refrigerator items: mustard, pickle juice, etc.). As I write this, I think… how great was my mom to let me make messes and not care about everything being perfectly clean. Kids are great, but I have cats. They don’t get into my spices or my wine.

I paired Crux’s Sauvignon Blanc with a goat cheese and pear salad. I added almond slivers, pumpkin seeds, and organic flaxseed (I sprinkle ground flaxseed on everything!). A light, and healthy pairing!

Clear, bright ultra-pale sunflower in the glass, medium-full bodied, with a somewhat oily texture; the 2015 SVB had hints of citrus, and melon. I paired it with a goat cheese salad — all light, complimentary, and delicious.

Wine chats are for learning and sharing all things wine. Plus, you get to meet some great, kind people who share the same passion!

Being a youngster before the internet dominated our lives was awesome. With that being said, as an adult wine lover, I’ve found (and even met in person!) wonderful, like-minded wine friends. The Twitter wine chats (#PinkSociety and #WiningHourChat) are just fun ways to learn and share all things wine.

Here are some random highlights from the #PinkSociety/Crux Winery wine chat on March 15th:

Kimberly Zambrello (@insatiablevine): “I’m drinking the 2016 GSM @Cruxwinery and I’m feeling fab. Live from the property, great wine on hand. Let’s do this.”

Suzi Day (@suziday123): “It’s finally here! #PinkSociety pink party XIV tonight at 6PT w/ special guest @cruxwinery (wine glass emoji) Pour a glass and join the fun (celebration & pink heart emoji).

Crux Winery (@cruxwinery): “When we run out, we’ll make more.”

Me (@RedWineCats): “Oh that’s a great story! He’s such a cute dog! Glad he got his ball (tennis ball emoji) back!”

Lin (@boozychef): “Dependsssssss.”

Marlena Niemann (@MoMo_SanDiego):  “Have fun #PinkSociety peeps!! (wine glass and pink heart emoji) #winelover

Red Wolf (@RedWolfImports): “Makes for a great story!”

Steph 🙂 (@i_stephie): “Hey what is @drazzari doing?!  #PinkSociety #PinkParty

Dave Razzari (@_drazzari): “These guys are neighbors. Very cool.”

Wine chats do contain facts. They highlight individual wineries and the wonderful wines they produce. 

Of course, the chat, which lasts one hour, was also filled with actual facts about the winery. All of the questions to answers were provided via video, so I encourage you to visit Crux Winery’s Twitter feed and watch them. They also contain beautiful scenery and sweet, cute dogs (oh, and the winemakers seem extremely nice and down-to-earth too).

Some other comments from Crux Winery during the #PinkSociety chat:

“Glad you like it. All our whites and rosé are all tank fermented and aged for six to eight months. We don’t manipulate the ferment, so it can take a little longer. No fining or filtering either.”

“Those are my boys.” #puppylove #furfamily #larry #finn

“If you shop at WineSellar, tell them to buy more.”

“She said dancing, Dave.”

“You all rock. Thanks for thowing the inaugural LIVE #PinkParty with us.”







I'm a wine enthusiast, writer of words, & hoarder of books. I have an applied science degree in dental hygiene, but writing, reading, & learning about wine is much more enjoyable than administering local anesthesia and removing biofilm! Cheers to being happy & healthy (so you can enjoy more wine!) Follow me on Twitter: Misty@RedWineCats & Instagram too: __MistyC__ Thank you!



That salad looks delicious and sounds like the perfect pairing!



Thanks so much Nancy! Cheers!


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