The Crusher Sugar Beet Ranch Red Blend 2012
Named in tribute to the agricultural roots of Clarksburg, "Sugar Beet Ranch" is a tempranillo-driven red-wine blend that opens with a fruity bouquet of cherry cola, ripe berries, and bacon coupled with toasty notes of cedar and sassafras. On the palate a flavorful array of boysenberries, raspberries, and blueberry pie take center stage complemented by hints of vanilla and root beer on the finish. This medium-bodied wine is wonderfully balanced with bright well-integrated acidity.
56% Tempranillo, 30% Petite Sirah, 14% Pinot Noir. Vinted and bottled by Don Sebastiani & Sons. The Crusher wines are a testament to an enduring partnership between the winemaking tradition of the Sebastiani family and the Wilsons, a respected grape-growing family with deep roots in Clarksburg, California. 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.