Cruse Wine Co.

Cruse Wine Co. is a small winery in Petaluma thoughtfully crafting table wines from unique vineyards in California. 

2013 Syrah

Syrah from Charles Heintz’ vineyard in Occidental. A cool vineyard at the extremes of ripening Syrah in western Sonoma county. 

Fruit was partially destemmed into open head puncheons and 1 ton bins (~25% whole cluster). Fermentation occurred without any additions and punchdowns were carried out by foot. After 14 days on skins, the wine was lightly pressed and moved to old French oak barrels and puncheons. 

The resultant wine is dark and floral, slightly meaty, a pure expression of Syrah.  Without being overly extracted, the wine has a fleshy mouthfeel with an assertively grippy finish.

Retail: $25

SOLD OUT!!!

 

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2013 Valdiguié

Valdiguié (formerly called Napa Gamay) from Terry Wilson’s Rancho Chimiles vineyard in Wooden Valley, Napa Valley AVA. Vines are 40+ years old. 

Fruit was destemmed into open head puncheons. Fermentation occurred without any additions and punchdowns were carried out by foot and tool. After 7 days on skins, the wine was lightly pressed and moved to old French oak barrels and puncheons. 

The wine is light, fruity, intensely floral with good acidity and a tannic backbone.

Retail: $25

SOLD OUT!!!

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