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Cruse Wine Company N.A. Monkey Jacket North Coast 2018


Grape Variety:  Blend - Miscellaneous Red

Country/State:  US-California

Region:  North Coast AVA

Grape Variety: Valdiguié, Syrah, Tannat

The flagship wine of Cruse Wine Co. is the red blend Monkey Jacket (the name inspired by an old, British sailor song). This wine embodies all the things Cruse Wine Co. is meant to be and provides incredible drinkability with brightness and ample structure.

Raspberry tart, sweet summer flowers, bramble, and the slightest hint of grilled meats and cherry pie. Bright, crunchy acidity, refreshing finish with just a bit of simple tannins that cleanse. If a red wine can be thirst quenching then this is it.

Composed of 51% Valdiguié, the remainder coming from Carignan, Syrah, and red field blend from the North Coast of California, we are are trying to show what California is exceptional at — making a high quality, engaging, wine for your table.

After 7 days on skins, the wine was lightly pressed and moved to older French oak barrels and a few puncheons. Malolactic occurred naturally with the wine receiving a light sulfur addition immediately before bottling. Like all of our wines, it was bottled without fining or filtration The wine is above all drinkable, with cool concrete minerality and captivating fruit and verve. The grippy tannins retain a refreshing finish

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