Cruse 'Monkey Jacket' 2019, North Coast, California


North Coast, California

Valdiguié, Syrah, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir & St. Laurent

The 2018 Monkey Jacket is 51% Valdiguié from vineyards carefully selected and located in Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Suisun counties and the remainder coming from Carignan, Syrah and a red field blend. The synergy of these diverse terroirs showcase the beauty of Northern California, while still remaining accessible.
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. We are are trying to show what California is exceptional at — making a high quality, engaging wine for your table. -Winemaker's Notes