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The Crusher, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg, CA, 2012

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The Crusher, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg, CA, 2012

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When I saw The Crusher, Cabernet Sauvignon on the shelf, I was attracted to the name. Of course Bugs Bunny came to mind when he had to fight The Crusher in a wrestling match. Of course Bugs won the epic battle.
This Crusher is different of course, it is collaboration between winemakers Sabastiani family and the Wilsons, a grape growing family. Their story about how The Crusher came to me says it best, “Fittingly named for the point in the winemaking process where the fruit of one family’s labors literally gives way to those of the other, The Crusher wines highlight the vibrancy and beauty of the fruit produced in the up-and-coming Clarksburg appellation.”
The Crusher, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg, CA, 2012 is opaque garnet red. It has aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, eucalyptus, slate and vanilla. The palate shows off red fruits, dark chocolate, black pepper, toasted oak and minerals. This wine is very pleasant to drink, 8% Merlot added to the Cabernet Sauvignon. It has smooth soft tannins and it is drinkable now with a medium long finish.
By producing the wine in Clarksburg the Sabastianis are able to keep costs down and that is reflected in its sale price, under $15.
Enjoy this with roast pork, braised lamb shanks and grilled NY steaks.

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