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Michael Cruse, Cruse Wine Co., and Ultramarine
Cruse Wine C0., 2015 Monkey Jacket, Red Blend
Super fun bright magenta color. Shy nose of plum, spices and a hint of grape jelly. Blackberry flavors with a touch of violet backed up with a fair amount of tannin. Lush texture. Fun to drink.
Cruse Wine C0., 2015 Valdiguie
Nose of pretty pink roses and under-ripe strawberry. Red fruit flavors with watermelon rind, jolly rancher and a hint of black pepper backed up by bright acid and bold tannins. May need decanting.
Ultramarine, 2011 Rosé, Charles Heintz Vineyard
Unapologetically Californian fruit. Nose of strawberry, earth, toasted biscuit. Strawberry and more complex red berry flavors a bit smokey and a touch of mint. Refined, elegant texture.