Fortunately, The Crusher’s name has nothing to do with WWE, nor with a really awful rap group. It’s a tribute to the happy relationship between the grower and winemaker who share the journey from the vineyard to the crusher. (Yep, “crusher” is a technical term.) Most of The Crusher’s labels bear the name of the wine-growing family—in this case, Merwin.
Take your time with this one. Swish and chew and savor the deliciousness, because this smooth rosé is dangerously drinkable.
Beautiful, clear; light pink, clear edges.
A light aroma—pretty, identical to the rich mouthful that follows.
Mouth-filling and silky. Candy circus peanuts! Cherry, strawberry, apricot. Baking spices. Tart acidity but beautifully balanced with a smooth, medium-bodied texture and presence.
I would not have guessed this was a Pinot Noir. A subtle undercurrent was there, but this was a relatively fruity and refreshing expression of it.