Winery: "An intense perfume of earth and fruit. Straw, honey comb, pear overlay a light autolytic pastry note of sweet pastry cream and vanilla. On the palate, delicate berry fruit, early season melon, with bright acidity and a tremendous length. The Cruse Tradition Sparkling is designed to be a departure from Ultramarine in that it will always be a blend of varietals, vintages and vineyards."
95 Points, Wine Advocate: "The 2017 Tradition Sparkling Wine is made from 54% Pinot Noir and 46% Chardonnay. It's made using the traditional method and is intentionally crafted to be a bit more oxidative and open than the Ultramarine sparklings. The nose explodes to gregarious aromas of chalk, freshly baked brioche and crushed almonds with a lush core of peachy fruits and honeyed nuances. The palate is all class, with those ripe fruits reigned in by chalky undertones and framed by fine, featherweight mousse, and it finishes long and toasty"
|Varietal||54% Pinot Noir, 46% Chardonnay|
|Brand||Cruse Wine Co.|