Cruse Wine Company

Alder Springs Vineyard Blanc de Noirs

9.34 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Blanc de Noir
Top Notes For
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 .

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 .

Jan 12th, 2020
Caleb Krell

I dunno... I think I love this more than ultramarine. Has better acid, that flintyness, and balance.

I dunno... I think I love this more than ultramarine. Has better acid, that flintyness, and balance.

May 28th, 2020
Joe Davant

A great way to end Lent - fried chicken paired with a sparkler from Michael Cruse. Grapefruit, plus a touch of apple and pear compliment a soft moussey mouthfeel. Thanks to @Jasmine Hirsch for encouraging me to open one of these bottles. Delicious!

A great way to end Lent - fried chicken paired with a sparkler from Michael Cruse. Grapefruit, plus a touch of apple and pear compliment a soft moussey mouthfeel. Thanks to @Jasmine Hirsch for encouraging me to open one of these bottles. Delicious!

Apr 12th, 2020
Mark Rosse

Mark had this 4 months ago

Mark had this 4 months ago

May 23rd, 2021