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
Did Michael cruse make this? 🤫 — 2 months ago
Yummmmmy! Got from empire wine in Albany — 3 months ago
Delicious nouveau! Tart, but not too much. Very floral and citrus on the nose. Strawberry, and light fruits, and gorgeous color. — 9 days ago
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
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
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
This wine fucks — 20 days ago
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