SC- Michael Cruse Tradition Sparkling

SC- Michael Cruse Tradition Sparkling

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While Michael Cruse may no longer be the newcomer on the scene, his wines retain an unrivaled freshness. Cruse Wine Co. continues to produce crushable wines that pay homage to the essence of modern Californian cuisine and culture. A trailblazer in reshaping perceptions of California wines, Cruse was among the early advocates for a more balanced and delicate style. His groundbreaking contributions were acknowledged in 2016 when he was honored as Winemaker of the Year by the SF Chronicle. Regrettably, with the word out, his wines are quick to disappear from shelves, a testament to their well-deserved popularity.


"Although technically a non-vintage wine—you won't find the vintage on the label—the 2018 Tradition Sparkling Wine is composed mainly of Pinot Noir (30%) and Chardonnay (70%) from the 2018 vintage, blended with 6.5% perpetual cuvée. Grapes come from several vineyards including Keefer Ranch, Alder Springs, Linda Vista and Rorick. It was fermented in barrel and about 20% stainless steel and spent 28 months on the lees before being disgorged without dosage. It has layered, singular aromas of bruised apples, lemon candy, sour cream and flint with honeyed bass tones. The medium-bodied palate is dry with a creamy texture and tangy acidity, offering a compelling interplay of ripe fruit and honey-nut tones. It has a flinty streak and a touch of phenolic texture that draws out its long finish."

-Wine Advocate, 95 Points


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