Cruse Wine Co., Monkey Jacket 2020Regular price $26.00 Save $-26.00
Variety: Valdiguie, Petite Syrah, Carignan, Tannat, etc
Marrying the soils of California with esoteric European grape varieties, Michael Cruse is making wildly unique wines in his home of northern California. While many others around him focus on Cabernet Sauvignon, he chooses to focus on everything else. His claim to fame is his sparkling project known as Ultramarine which has risen to be a cult wine. Though he’s also known as the “Valdiguie god," his other wines are playful and drinkable.
This is the flagship wine of Cruse. Using mostly the southern French red known as Valdiguie, this is a light playful spicy red. The wine reminds us of Beaujolais, but with the deep spice you find in French Syrah. Just 3000 cases are made each year.