Region: North Coast, California, United States Grape(s): Valdiguie, Carignan, Petite Sirah, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir, Tannat Winemaker: Michael Cruse Drinks Best: Now - 3 Years
Winemaker Michael Cruse has earned himself quite a dedicated following in a very short time, and like a lot of “overnight successes”, it was decades in the making. He’s University educated (Berkeley and UC Davis, microbiology), and his traditional science training combined with a dedication to turn of the century, low tech winemaking has yielded spectacular results. The Monkey Jacket blend features heritage varieties that were common in California prior to Prohibition, yet nearly lost in the ensuing decades. The wine showcases vibrant red cherries, floral and earthen on the nose and palate, and a brambly,savory finish that’s accentuated by a pop of fresh fruit - especially when chilled.
Already packaged up, ready to go, and stacked at the front of the store, our monthly Sir Walt’s Six Pack is a great opportunity to try something new at an even better deal at 20% off the regular price.