Cruse “Monkey Jacket” Red Blend 2022, North Coast, California

Cruse Wine Company is his small winery in Petaluma dedicated to making uniquely Californian wine for your table, often with bubbles. Cruse creates wines that are fruit-driven, fresh and delicious, but still serious. The roots of the North Coast run deep with Michael, so he chooses to focus on sites within Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Contra Costa Counties to craft these wines. Uninterested in creating yet another Pinot Noir or Cabernet, he instead finds inspiration in lesser-known varieties such as ValdiguiƩ, Tannat, Carignan and St. Laurent.

ValdiguiƩ shares the table with Carignan, Petite Sirah, Mixed Reds, and Syrah. The nose is incredible, with violets, and darker red fruits. The palate offers cherry, raspberry, grilled notes and a bright acidity. The finish is clean and simple with refined tannins.


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