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Rancho Chimiles Vineyard Sparkling Valdiguié 2018

My second vineyard of Cruse sparkling Valdiguie and it’s good but it’s definitely the less interesting of the two. Where Deming was a pretty hazy white strawberry, Rancho Chimiles is more upfront - visuals and flavors of bright Jolly Rancher watermelon and pink strawberry starburst. A little overpriced at $35.

Still searching for Ultramarine in Texas - help?
— 3 days ago

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You will likely have no luck getting Ultramarine in TX. Mostly via allocation only and the secondary market is quite extreme...bottles often above $200 (release is $75). Wait list is lengthy. They are wonderful wines, so hopefully you luck out!
Ely Cohn

Ely Cohn

@Shay A yep I figured. I probably wouldn’t pay $75 if I found it anyhow. But I’m super curious to try

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Melissa Danielle Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2012

Did Michael cruse make this? 🤫 — 2 months ago

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Rorick Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Yummmmmy! Got from empire wine in Albany — 3 months ago

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Valdigue Nouveau 2019

Delicious nouveau! Tart, but not too much. Very floral and citrus on the nose. Strawberry, and light fruits, and gorgeous color. — 9 days ago

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Rancho Chimiles Vineyard Valdiguié 2018

Pale copper. Nose with faint herbaceous & strawberry notes. Palate & finish is all watermelon. Moderate fizz. This would be bangin’ in summer with strawberry or watermelon salad. — a month ago

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Rancho Chimiles Vineyard Pétillant Naturel Valdiguié 2018

Raspberry, cranberry, earthy funk 🥳 — 2 months ago

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Pet Nat Sonoma County Valdiguié 2018

The best thing I’ve tried from Cruse. Big boy pet nat. Sophisticated, serious, and not so different from something method traditional. Tight mousse and bone dry in a hazy white strawberry robe. Big red fruits, Dole strawberry, bing cherry, and candy watermelon slushee.

Now who can find a way for me to try some Ultramarine?
— 3 months ago

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Alder Springs Vineyard Blanc de Noirs 2016

Shay A
9.1

Some recent Friday bottles...

Talk about unique. This is from the same winemaker of Ultramarine, but is sourced entirely from Alder Springs vineyard. A lot of fruit up front...seemed slightly carbonic. Very gummy with lots of red fruits and apple-juice driven sweetness. Entry is more floral and white peach like before it takes a decidedly biscuity/almond wafer type finish. Definitely some sweetness to this compared to Ultramarine’s near zero dosage type profile. Very fun to try. Thanks
@Weston Eidson .
— a month ago

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Monkey Jacket North Coast Red Blend 2017

This wine fucks — 20 days ago

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Pétillant Naturel Ricci Vineyard Sparkling St. Laurent 2018

St Laurent? Say no more. This varietal always steals my heart but I’ve only had it sparkling once before. Pleasant like a nice summer day, it’s fresh and lively, clean and bright. — 3 months ago

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