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Mariposa Wine Company

Monterey AVA

Outstanding winemaking skills making this portfolio of wines truly unique

Founded in 2003, the Mariposa Wine Company embraces the incredible diversity of California’s viticultural areas and variety of grape flavors through a unique portfolio of distinctive wines. The three brands under the Mariposa Wine Company: CRU Wines, Yosemite View, and Carmichael Vintners, feature only the varietals that thrive in their respective regions. The CRU Wines brand focuses on premium Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from the upper Salinas Valley, which provides ideal conditions for these cool-weather varietals.

Founder Richard Spencer has had a keen interest in wines for many years, and the dream of owning a winery became a welcome reality once he teamed up with award-winning winemaker Michael Levin. Nearly a twenty-year wine industry veteran with experience at some of Washington and California’s top wineries, Michael makes all of the wines for Mariposa Wine Company, each with its own distinctive style.

CRU Wines’ Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs succeed in representing the quality of fruit found in California’s coastal regions and demonstrate a marriage of site typicity and winemaking skills making this portfolio truly unique.

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