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Cruse Wine Co. Cruse Tradition Sparkling Wine California NV  - ACME Fine Wines
$52 750mL
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Cruse Wine Co. Cruse Tradition Sparkling Wine California NV

Modern California Sparkling from Michael Cruse!
  • VintageNV
  • VarietyChardonnay
  • AppellationCalifornia
  • WinemakerMichael Cruse

Michael Cruse was born and raised in Northern California and prides himself on producing wines that are unabashedly Californian.  Michael came to the wine business through his love of science.  His moment of enlightenment was attending a lecture at Cal Berkeley by none other than Terry Leighton of Kalin Cellars!  Michael was able to envision a path where his deep knowledge and appreciation for science could take him into the world of wine.

This path led Michael to several positions in order to really learn the basics, including stints in the cellars of Sutter Home Winery before eventually moving on to Merryvale in Carneros where he would work his way up to becoming the assistant winemaker.  After several years of working for others, Michael felt the pull to strike out on his own and to create wines that reflected his vision and admiration for California. Michael set forth with a few partners to set up shop in an industrial warehouse in Petaluma where he built a custom crush facility and launched his Champagne-inspired sparkling wine project, Ultramarine, in 2008. Today, his wines are coveted by restaurants across the nation and sell out in a heartbeat!

The Cruse Tradition is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from four extraordinary vineyards: Rorick Vineyard high in the Sierra Foothills, Keefer Ranch in Sebastopol, Alder Springs Vineyard in cool Mendocino County, and Charles Heintz Vineyard in the coastal town of Occidental. It is a brut zero sparkler which means it is classified amongst the driest category of sparkling wines, clocking in under 3 grams of residual sugar per liter. The resultant wine is sunny bubbly with a toasty, almond butter nose, and a wild palate of beeswax, white flowers, ripe apples, and a squeeze of lemon; a snapshot of sparkling California. 

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