GSN Review: CRUZ Tequila

cruz_delsol_tequila_reposado__69657.1366656704.1280.1280CRUZ is a 100% blue weber agave tequila made in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico.  Slow cooked in traditional brick ovens for days, and naturally fermented, it is then double distilled in a stainless steel pot still.  What is particularly nice about the packaging is that both the glass and the steel cap and cross are made from recycled materials.  CRUZ is distributed by the Trinchero Family Estates  in Helena, California.  They also have a silver (blanco) tequila which GSN was not sent for review.

CRUZ Reposado (80 proof)
Visual: Very pale gold.
Nose: Slightly grassy and agave forward.
Taste: Light with a lot of sweetness.  There is some caramel and faint smoke, but overall, very mild.  Much of the deep funk of a rustic tequila is not found here.
Finish: A sweet almost buttered corn on the cob taste works surprisingly well.
Overall: This grew on me.  I like the way it starts off simply, but has an almost buttery character after a minute or two.  For a reposado, this is a bit on the thin side, but the flavor is quite good.  This is great in a Margarita or as a shot.  I would drink this with a traditional Mexican meal and it would add to the overall experience.
GSN Rating: B+

For more information go to: Cruz Tequila