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Cruse Wine Co. Tradition Rose NV (2019 Base)

Sonoma County

Regular price $49.99 Sale price $57.99

Cruse Wine Co Tradition Rose NV (2019 Base)

$49.99 on 4+ bottles
$54.99 reg

2019: The wine is a pale, peachy salmon, with a soft gentle mousse. The nose is slightly toasty, with cherry biscuit, and clean, mossy, forest floor; like one would find in older California Pinot Noir. The palate is bright acid and rich, marzipan and unripe strawberries.

2018: 96 pts Robert Parker WA (2018 review - no review yet on the 2019)
The 2018 Tradition Sparkling Rosé is a new cuvée from Cruse Wine Co. Made using the traditional method, it is composed of 68% Pinot Noir and 32% Chardonnay from several vineyards including Rorick Heritage in Sierra Foothills, Alder Springs in Mendocino, Keefer Ranch in Sonoma and Linda Vista in Napa. "Vins clairs don't often taste great," notes winemaker Michael Cruse. "But the 2018 rosé tasted incredible from barrel." Cruse Wine Co.'s sparklings are technically non-vintage—you won't find the vintage listed on the label—but this first iteration is composed entirely of fruit from the 2018 vintage. Grapes were fermented in barrel and disgorged with six grams per liter dosage after two years on the lees. About 7% red wine was added to the blend to produce its medium cherry-pink color, and it has 5.5 bars of pressure. The nose offers a layered, singular perfume of warm peaches and strawberries, biscuit, spring butter and toast, expertly balancing ripe California fruit and savory autolytic character. Medium-bodied and dry, the palate is intense and savory, with biscuit-laced flavors and bright bursts of pure raspberry character. It has a fine, creamy texture, a long finish and loads of personality! 565 cases were made."

Varietals: 68% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay (of which is 7% still Pinot Noir)
Vineyards The Cruse Tradition Rose is a sourced from several sites including Rorick Heritage Vineyard high in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Alder Springs from Mendocino County, Keefer Ranch in Sonoma, and a small amount of wine for Linda Vista in Napa.
Viticulture: Farmed using sustainable and organic methods
Vinification The 2019 vintage is barrel fermented and tirage bottled. It has been aged in bottle for 24 months on lees, and at least 6 months post disgorging. The dosage is a minimal 2 g/L.
Notes: The wine is a medium salmon, with a soft gentle mousse. The nose is cherry pie and berries mingled with pastry cream and wet rocks. The palate has a deep, red fruit character and weight, finishing with briny acidity.

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