We had been wanting to get over to Tin City to visit ONX Wines for some time but for some reason just never made it. Well, we changed that. The first thing we noticed upon arriving is that they have this great outdoor covered patio. The day we were there it was pretty hot so nobody was sitting outside. That said, there was a musician on the patio and you could hear him while inside tasting. Side note, I don’t know who he was but he was awesome.
The second thing we noticed was how cool the tasting room was designed and decorated. You can see some of that in the photos below. It was modern but rustic, which seems to be the in thing right now. We’re not offended, we dig it. Let’s move on to the wines.
Here’s what we tasted:
2016 Field Day (56% Sauvignon Blanc 35% Viognier 9% Grenache Blanc) $28.00
2016 Indie (Rose of Tempranillo) $19.00
2014 Brash (47% Zinfandel 19% Malbec 17% Petite Sirah 17% Syrah) $48.00
2014 Crux (41% Syrah 32% Mourvedre 27% Grenache) $54.0
2014 Reckoning (63% Syrah 21% Malbec 11% Grenache 5% Petite Sirah) $58.00
2012 Praetorian (55% Tempranillo 22% Grenache 14% Mourvedre 8% Malbec 1% Alicante Bouschet) $60.00
2014 Black Orchid (100% Petite Sirah) $48.00
I can see why so many people have been talking about ONX. The wines were great. We especially enjoyed Field Day, Indie, Crux, and the two bonus tastes. Unfortunately, we did not purchase anything that day because it was hot and we were unprepared…no cooler in the Jeep.
Anyways, ONX is a must-see in my opinion. If you have not been, go. Thank you again to Matt and Drew for their hospitality, we really appreciate it.
(Sidenote: there are a couple of blurry pics in the slideshow, but we wanted to show them to you anyway).