Cruse Wine, Monkey Jacket Red Blend


The nose of the Monkey Jacket is incredibly aromatic, with violets, and red fruits such as crushed strawberries, fresh raspberry, black cherry, and plum fruits with a hint of spice and herbs. The palate is earthy, slightly green (olive), full-bodied with a luscious mouthfeel with rich dark fruit flavours and leather hints with a bright acid aromaticity. The finish is clean and simple with more refined tannins. This wine is aged for 10 months in neutral French oak barrels, which imparts it with a smooth and well-rounded flavour. The grapes are sourced from the renowned Shake Ridge Ranch located in the Sierra Foothills.

Ideal with grilled meats or hearty stews.

Cruise Wine Co. is a small winery in Petaluma dedicated to making uniquely Californian wine. The vineyards of Cruse Wine Co. remain located along the North Coast of California. It can get owed to (winemaker) Michaelís love and respect for the place. For that reason, he focused on the terroirs and sites within Sonoma County and Napa Valley which allowed him to create and produce his special and unique wines. Cruse Wine Co. operates under the flagship of the red blend Monkey Jacket. The name comes from an old sailor song prevalent in Britain. The wines produced by the winery embody its various elements and aspects. It represents the blend of the different and distinct grape varieties. They come along with mixed field red blends that allows them to provide a sense and feeling of exceptional drinkability. Cruse Wine Co. let the images on their table do all the talking and expressing. For that reason, they leave the text out. The combination of paints inspired by graffiti and classical elements take on the conventional wines in a rebellious way. Thus, it resonates with the people who wish to step away from the traditional and typical.

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