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The Crusher

USA, Petite Sirah, Don Sebastiani & Sons, The Crusher, Grower’s Selection, Clarksburg, California, 2009

Red Blend of: 97% Petite Sirah and 3% Alicante Bouchet. N/ Gamey black fruits. Wet, dark soil. Clean, black pepper. Taffy. Warm smoke. Serious and muscular. Fantastic. T/ Medium-full to full mouthfeel. Huge stewed plum and blueberry reduction sauce.  Liquid burlap. Excellent balance. Integrated wood work. Soft mineral closer. Bruising, but balanced. This is one […]

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USA, Rose of Pinot Noir, Don Sebastiani & Sons, The Crusher, Growers Selection, Clarksburg, California, 2010


Rose of: 97.5% Pinot Noir and 2.5% Viognier. N/ Strawberry. Light confection. Raspberry. Hibiscus. Dry earth. Dry nuts. Fresh rain. Hay. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Mouthwatering strawberry and cranberry. Medium-high acid, very nicely balanced with the fruit. Light steel. Winemaker = Greg Kitchens Price = $18 Rating = B+ This wine was a […]

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