78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Sirah, 4% Tempranillo & 4% Merlot
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"The Crusher Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep ruby colour with vivid aromas of ripe black cherry, perfumed lavender and toasty oak notes. The youthful and inviting aromas lead to a lush mouthfeel where layers of dark fruit flavours are revealed. The intensely flavoured palate offers flavours of juicy fruit, toasted almond and brown baking spice notes. The wine is aged in 80% new oak (40% American and 40% French) and 20% seasoned Hungarian Oak, giving the wine a soft texture with fine, well-integrated tannins."
17/20 Wine Central Tasting Panel (2017 Vintage)
"Direct to us from the Golden State comes The Crusher Cab Sauv, a decadent fruit bomb with hints of truffled smoke and maraschino cherry. The grapes were sourced from around the region with a small percentage of Merlot also picked to add to the blend. The wine spends some time in oak, both new and seasoned, before being bottled and released. The winery itself is owned by Don Sebastiani & Sons, an international wine négociant which has its roots in the heart of Sonoma. The team here are known for creating wines to the same high standard year after year, with both quality and affordability being at the heart of what they do. Try The Crusher Cab Sauv with lamb sliders, mushroom stroganoff or blackened steak fajitas."
87/100 Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast, January 2020 (2017 Vintage)
"This generously fruity and full-bodied wine puts black cherry and ripe blackberry in the forefront of its flavours, draping them in a smooth texture that's low in tannins and easy to sip."
Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…
91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"A beautifully styled cabernet, the nicely lifted bouquet shows dark plum, cassis, hazelnut, dried herb and cocoa characters. The palate is generous and flavoursome, displaying lovely weight and roundness, together with supple texture and a lingering fine finish. Well proportioned and attractively expressed. At its best: now to 2021."