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2019 Cruse Wine Co. Valdiguié Rancho Chimiles Napa Valleyalley

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Valdiguié Rancho Chimiles Napa Valleyalley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Grapes Valdiguie
¥6,490  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Grapes Valdiguie
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.0%
Product Code CWC4VDRC19
UPC 869957000057
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The 2019 vintage was picked in early October and represents a return to the first few vintages working with this vineyard. The nose is pretty rose and brambly raspberry. Fresh, clean dirt and juicy radish greens. The wine has a delicious flow and is a pleasure to have at
the table.

Production

Viticulture

Valdiguié (Napa Gamay) from Terry Wilson’s Rancho Chimiles vineyard in Wooden Valley, Napa Valley AVA. A cooler region in south Napa, nestled against the Vacas mountains. Vines are 40+ years old. No tillage in the vineyard with a permanent cover crop on silt loam
soils. The first wine we’ve ever made was from Terry’s vineyard and this is the first still version since 2017.

Vinification

Fruit was destemmed into an open concrete tank. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with manual punchdowns. After 12 days on skins, the wine was lightly pressed and moved to older 500L puncheons. Malolactic occurred naturally with the wine receiving a light sulfur addition immediately before bottling.

pH: 3.77