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2019 Cruse Wine Co. Tannat Alder Sperings Mendocino

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Tannat Alder Sperings Mendocino
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Mendocino
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Grapes Tannat
¥6,490  (incl. tax)
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Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Mendocino
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Grapes Tannat
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code CWC4TAAS19
UPC 869957000002
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Tasting notes

The nose is full of violets and blueberry with a palate of fruits and wet earth. But, the keyword for this wine is round. The texture is the dominant factor, never harsh or heavy, but silky, lovely, and pleasing. The long lingering finish has just enough brightness to end clean.

Production

Viticulture

This Tannat is from the impeccably farmed Alder Springs vineyard in the town of Laytonville in Mendocino County. This block is relatively young but planted at an elevation of 2,300 ft on a steep, southern slope of decomposed sandstone. The combination of elevation and distance from the coast creates a cool climate while still having enough hang time to fully ripen Tannat.

Vinification

In 2019, the fruit was picked on October 4th and we chose to ferment in stainless. Fermentation occurred spontaneously after a few days and the grapes were pumped over for 12 days. Élevage was in used barriques. Malolactic proceeded naturally. The wine was racked once before bottling and was sulfured twice, once after primary and again prior to bottling.
The wine has not been filtered or fined and has no additions with the exception of the small amount of sulfur used.

pH: 3.75