The Crusher Merlot is deeply colored with a slight blue hue edge in the glass. Inviting aromas of blueberry, dark cherry, currant, espresso, and mocha are pronounced upon each swirl of the glass. The plush palate is loaded with juicy fruit flavors, spice rack notes, and a subtle yet pleasing minty note. This is a bold, expressive Merlot with ripe red and black fruit notes wrapped in mostly French Oak giving a beautiful silky texture and velvety smooth tannins.
With its moderate climate, and diverse terroir, the state of California offers many distinct AVAs. For our Merlot, grapes were sourced throughout California’s prime grape growing regions. Known for its abundant sunshine which helps to ensure a reliable extended growing season, the “Golden State” has become an American winemaking mecca on par with the other great wine regions of the world. California boasts nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), that encompass over a half million acres of vineyards, supporting a diverse varietal mix. Cool climate varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive in the fog-bathed coastal areas, while the warmer inland valleys provide the perfect conditions for heartier heat loving varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc.
More than 110 years ago, the Sebastiani family embarked on a winemaking journey, setting down roots in Sonoma, California. With passion, hard work and decades of pioneering in the wine industry now under their belt, a mission to deliver varietally expressive, premium quality wines sourced from the Golden State’s finest regions was born- introducing The Crusher.
Named for the first, most precious moments in the winemaking process when grapes meet “The Crusher” and begin their transformation into a food-friendly, approachable wine.