Norfolk NE:

Wines of the Month: The Crusher

Probably a winery you might not heard of? Once you read the name it will be very familiar to you. Don Sebastiani & Sons are producing this wine which really showcases the grapes of Sonoma County. The family goes all the way back to 1904 when great-grandfather Samuele Sebastiani starts a vineyard and sells bulk wine to the locals in Sonoma. After the winery is sold in 2001, Don and his two sons start up a wine company with a dependable reputation for value, focusing on appellation driven wines. I want to give you an opportunity to try these wines all month at special prices.

The Crusher Merlot:

The wine is medium-bodied and loaded with juicy fruit flavors, spice rack notes and a silky finesse which is a pleasing Merlot character. This is a bold, expressive Merlot with ripe blue and black fruit notes wrapped in mostly French oak, framed by bright acidity and velvety smooth tannins.


The Crusher Red Blend:

The Crusher Red Blend is a bright ruby red color in the glass with distinct aromas of blackcherry, pomegranate, boysenberry and brown spice. The aromas carry through to the juicy palate with expressive flavors of brambly fruit, fresh plum, and melted milk chocolate.


The Crusher Petite Sirah:

Their Petite Sirah is an inky violet color with vivid aromas of ripe plum, blackberry preserves and pomegranate. The pronounced aromas ring true on the palate with bold flavors of juicy plum, baked fig and ripe blackberries. The wine is juicy and full-bodied with a rich texture and round, smooth tannins.


The Crusher Cabernet:

The Crusher Cabernet Sauvignon is sprinkled with aromatics of blackberry, toasted cedar and hints of mocha. A truly expressive wine, also showing hints of violet, rosemary and coconut. Bold, dark cherry and blackberry compote laced with rich, dark chocolate covered coffee bean.


The Crusher unaoked Chardonnay:

The Crusher 2018 Unoaked Chardonnay offers aromas of pineapple and hints of butter and cream. This unoaked wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was stirred on its lees to obtain a super soft mouth-coating feel and opulent body.