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Cruse Wine Company, Red Blend Monkey Jacket North Coast, 2018

$24.99

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Michael Cruse might no longer be the new kid on the block but his wines are still the freshest around. The wines of Cruse Wine Co. are crushable homages to modern Californian cuisine and culture. Cruse helped revolutionize the image of what California wines can be and was one of the first proponents of a more balanced and delicate style. In 2016, he was recognized by the SF Chronicle and named Winemaker of the Year. Sadly, since the secret is out, his wines don’t stay on the shelves too long. Now is your chance to get your hands on some of the best locally made wines around that push the envelope!

What makes Cruse wines a must for your wine rack is that these are wines made for the type of local and ethnically diverse food we’re actually eating, and for the outdoor park-chilling life we will one day get back to. These aren’t stodgy extracted Cabs and Chards of yesteryear that demand big hunks of meat or floods of butter and heavy cream. These are light, energetic wines that know how to move with the spice of a Baja fish taco and are down to take a bit of chill for a refreshing glass al fresco.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 90
"The 2018 Monkey Jacket is aromatic, light on its feet and refreshing, all of which make it an absolute joy to drink now. Perfumed floral notes and sweet crushed red berry fruit add to a feeling of freshness. In 2018, yields were a bit higher for the Valdiguié, so it is more prominent in the blend than in years past." -Antonio Galloni

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

VARIETALS
Red Blend
VARIETAL NOTES
53% Valdiguié, 14% Carignan, 14% Red Field Blend, 8% Petite Sirah, 8% Tannat, 3% St. Laurent, 1% Pinot Noir
VINEYARD
The 2019 Monkey Jacket has the highest percentage of Valdiguié ever at 53%. This results in a wine with impressive vibrancy but exceptional seriousness driven by the blend of varieties from vineyards carefully selected and located in Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Suisun counties.
VITICULTURE
farmed using organic ans sustainable methods
VINIFICATION
Approximately 25% of the blend was fermented whole cluster. All of the grapes were fermented in concrete and then pressed into older French oak barrels, a few puncheons, and concrete tanks, with an eye on the transparency of fruit. Malolactic occurred naturally with the wine receiving a light sulfur addition immediately before bottling.
AGING
12 months in a combination of tank, concrete and neutral oak
PRODUCTION
3000 cases

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Carignan , Petite Sirah , Red Blend , Syrah

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied