Cruse Wine Company ''Monkey Jacket'' Red Blend 2017 - North Coast, CA
Varietals: Valdiguie, Tannat, and Carignan
Perfumed and floral nose, white flowers, orange blossoms and a hint of rose, Fresh, crushed red fruits on the palate, with ripe, round fresh tannins, finishing clean and bright in the mouth. A blend primarily composed of Valdiguié, Carignan, Tannat, and red field blend from the North Coast of California. This is an attempt to capture the vintage in a glass and show what California is exceptional at -- making a high quality, engaging, wine for your table.
Cruse Wine Co. was an opportunity for Michael to showcase fruit driven and satisfying wines that are pleasurable, but seriously balanced and unapologetically California. The North Coast is near and dear to Michael, so he chose to focus on sites within the Napa Valley and Sonoma County to create his special wines. The one thing he didn’t want to do was to create another Pinot Noir or Cabernet, instead he found inspiration in varieties such as Valdiguie, Tannant, Carignan and St Laurent.