Monkey Jacket Red blend 2017

Cruse Wine Company Vintage 2017 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country United States Region California Appellation North Coast Wine Type Red - Still Varietals Carignan, Valdiguié, Tannat, Syrah Farming Organic Vineyard A mixture of three vineyards. About half of the blend is Carignan coming from 80 year old vines in Redwood Valley, the rest is a blend of Valdiguié (Napa Gamay) from an old vine, dry and organically farmed vineyard in Calistoga, Tannat from the famed Alder Springs vineyard in Mendocino, and a field blend of heritage varieties grown organically at the Eaglepoint Ranch high above Ukiah in Mendocino county. The synergy of these diverse terroirs showcase the beauty of Northern California, while still remaining accessible. Vinification 30% whole cluster, 7 day skin maceration, concrete fermentation, neutral oak élevage. Fruit was destemmed into an open concrete tank. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with manual punchdowns. After 7 days on skins, the wine was lightly pressed and moved to older French oak barrels and a few puncheons. Malolactic occurred naturally with the wine receiving a light sulfur addition immediately before bottling. Bottled without fining or filtration. Production 850 cases Back to Current Releases