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2019 Cruse Wine Co. Monkey Jacket Red Blend North Coast

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Monkey Jacket Red Blend North Coast
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) 53% Valdiguié, 14% Carignan, 13% Mixed Reds, 8% Petite Syrah, 8% Tannat, 3% St. Laurent, 1% Pinot Noir  
¥4,290  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) 53% Valdiguié, 14% Carignan, 13% Mixed Reds, 8% Petite Syrah, 8% Tannat, 3% St. Laurent, 1% Pinot Noir  
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code CWC4BLMJ19
UPC 869957000019
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The wine has a bright ruby rim, with rich burgundy hues and a youthful, serious nose of crushed strawberries, bramble, and bass notes of olive and leather. The palate is late summer in California, sunny and dry, with integrated and confit’d fruits. The finish is clean and lingering with a bit of raspberry and rhubarb.

Production

Viticulture

AVA Breakdown: 58% Mendocino, 31% Solano, 7% Napa Valley, 3% Carneros, 1% Sierra Foothills

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.
The synergy of these diverse terroirs showcase the beauty of Northern California, while still remaining accessible.

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.

pH: 3.50