The Crusher may sound like the name of an amateur wrestler, but it actually describes the first moments in winemaking when the grapes encounter “the crusher" and begin their transformation into delicious wine. The label is a partnership between the Sebastianis and Wilsons, respected grape-growing families who have been “crushing it" in the winemaking game.
The Crusher wines hail from an up-and-coming appellation in Clarksburg, California. The label's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon won Wine Enthusiast's Editors' Choice, thanks to its smoky, full-bodied character, charred wood aromas and flavors reminiscent of dark chocolate, black cherry and grilled beef. Regardless of style, The Crusher wines are well-made with unapologetic flavors that leave a lasting impression.
Another impressive wine by The Crusher is the Petite Sirah, which was named a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy. The Petite Sirah features a deep, inky color with bold aromas of fig jam, blackberry and boysenberry. If you prefer a classic choice, try The Crusher Merlot with its supple textures and decadent hints of molasses and toasted almonds. You can't go wrong with any selection.