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2018 Cruse Wine Co. Chardonnay Rorick Sierra Foothills

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Chardonnay Rorick Sierra Foothills
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Sierra Foothills
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥5,500  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Sierra Foothills
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code CWC1CHR-18
UPC 869957000071
Inventory Sold Out
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The wine has an expressive nose, strongly scented of Neroli oil, almonds, pineapple, caramel, and lime. Flint and stone dominate the palate with a small amount of pastry cream. The 2018 vintage was long and slow emphasizing the acidity of this wine. We expect this to age for an extremely long time.

Production

Viticulture

This wine comes from a unique site high in the Sierra Foothills just outside of the town of Murphys. The vines are own-rooted and planted in the late sixties in schist soils over a limestone bedrock and were recently purchased by Matthew Rorick and his family. The vine age, elevation, and rocky soils create incredibly low yielding vines with the tiniest of clusters.

 

Vinification

The grapes were hand harvested and gently pressed using a long Champagne press cycle. Juice was transferred to neutral barrels and fermentation occurred spontaneously. The wine received a small amount of sulfur immediately before bottling.

pH: 3.43