Cruse Wine Co. Monkey Jacket 2019
Name: Monkey Jacket
Producer: Cruse Wine Co.
Country: United States
Region: Sierra Foothills
Grape(s): Valdiguié, tannat, syrah
This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s November 2021 box, curated by chef and wine pro Seung Hee Lee. Join Eater Wine Club today!
Tasting notes on the wine:
"This is an entry-level bottle from winemaker Michael Cruse that plays well with others: easygoing, no fuss, and ever-so-charming. It’s a good alternative for your pinot noir-drinking auntie on Thanksgiving. It’s savory with notes of sage, purple fruits, raw oyster mushrooms, and even some moss." — Seung Hee Lee
About the winemaker:
"Winemake Michael Cruse has been one of the greatest supporters of my Korean Fusion journey, including my fundraising efforts for Advancing Justice for AAPI. He donated cases of wine to sell by the glass at one of my takeout-only pop ups, and it was a smashing hit. We raised over $3,000! I truly believe that good people make good wines. Michael is definitely one of them." — Seung Hee Lee