Ultramarine Wines

Ultramarine Wines

Sonoma Coast Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2017

Ron R
9.3

This is an impressive domestic bubbly. Toast, brioche and honey on the nose transition seamlessly to the palate. I detect a slight oxidative note on the mid palate, which I assume was by design. Personally, I don’t need that but still enjoyable for my daughter’s 35th 😍 — a month ago

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Ron R

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach, secondary market price, you’re correct. I’m lucky enough to have an allocation and pay nowhere close to that number.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Yeah but that’s what I’m selling my bottles for 😬, hopefully $175.00
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Great if you can get those numbers…

Cruse Wine Company

Alder Springs Vineyard Blanc de Noirs 2016

Shay A
9.1

Some recent Friday bottles...

Talk about unique. This is from the same winemaker of Ultramarine, but is sourced entirely from Alder Springs vineyard. A lot of fruit up front...seemed slightly carbonic. Very gummy with lots of red fruits and apple-juice driven sweetness. Entry is more floral and white peach like before it takes a decidedly biscuity/almond wafer type finish. Definitely some sweetness to this compared to Ultramarine’s near zero dosage type profile. Very fun to try. Thanks
@Weston Eidson .
— 3 years ago

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Finback Brewery

Ultramarine DDH India Pale Ale

Finback Brewery Ultramarine DDH IPA. — 4 years ago

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Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Champagne Blend Rosé

Shay A
9.3

One of three bottles of bubbly (2014 Ultramarine BdN and 2010 Larmandier-Bernier VV du Levant) opened when a good friend, @Shawn R , was in town. EO is one of my favorite champagne producers, but this was actually my first experience with the rosé.

5yrs on the lees, disgorged mid 2019. Slightly orange pink in the glass. Initially, it was very razor sharp and intense. Jasmine, orange zest, and dried apricots on the nose. On the palate, the intensity picked up with a strong backbone of limestone, chalk, tangerine and some honeysuckle. When this paired with food, it showed its true colors with a touch more body and richness. Even more impressive was how much better this was on day two...likely a champagne that could benefit from a decant at this age. Much more creamy and showing more red Berry fruit like raspberries, rhubarb and also a little floral. Yeast driven notes didn’t appear until day two. Complex, intense and lots of potential.
— 2 years ago

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Krystal Vento

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LOVE EO😍🥂
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

EO FTW!! 💪🏼🥂🍾

Cruse Wine Co.

Pet Nat Sonoma County Valdiguié 2018

The best thing I’ve tried from Cruse. Big boy pet nat. Sophisticated, serious, and not so different from something method traditional. Tight mousse and bone dry in a hazy white strawberry robe. Big red fruits, Dole strawberry, bing cherry, and candy watermelon slushee.

Now who can find a way for me to try some Ultramarine?
— 3 years ago

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Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend 2007

Shay A
9.3

A few of us stopped by the wine storage facility today to “celebrate” the 4th in style...wine style. American zins and American Sparklers. Happy 4th 🇺🇸

Wow! Happily pleased and fairly surprised by this. This was my contribution. Had an ‘06 last year which was tasting really great but this ‘07 was a level above. Next to Ultramarine and the Reserve Schramsberg Sparklers, this is one of the best domestic Sparklers I’ve had, especially at the price ($50). Nose was grilled honeycomb, baked yeast and a small bit of limestone. Extremely creamy on the front palate...bubbles were so incredibly tiny. Multiple bubble strings. Wonderful lemon bread palate, with a crisp, chalky finish highlighted by grilled pineapple. This is an excellent US version of champagne.
— 4 years ago

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Love this bottle, it was one of our New Year's bottles!
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@Severn Goodwin : I found a few ‘07s and ‘09s at a local store for $48. Think I may need to go raid the store for the rest!
Jason Brater

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Wow those r great prices for that. Love love love this one.

Cruse Wine Co.

Tradition Sparkling Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Blend 2018

Very enjoyable but not as exciting perhaps as Ultramarine. I would 100% buy and enjoy this but I - as Michael Cruse himself explained - this one is more representative of CA as a whole whereas Ultramarine has a bit more of a sense of place. Just found it a bit less noteworthy but still very good. — 2 years ago

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Cruse Wine Co.

Rancho Chimiles Vineyard Sparkling Valdiguié 2018

My second vineyard of Cruse sparkling Valdiguie and it’s good but it’s definitely the less interesting of the two. Where Deming was a pretty hazy white strawberry, Rancho Chimiles is more upfront - visuals and flavors of bright Jolly Rancher watermelon and pink strawberry starburst. A little overpriced at $35.

Still searching for Ultramarine in Texas - help?
— 3 years ago

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You will likely have no luck getting Ultramarine in TX. Mostly via allocation only and the secondary market is quite extreme...bottles often above $200 (release is $75). Wait list is lengthy. They are wonderful wines, so hopefully you luck out!
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@Shay A yep I figured. I probably wouldn’t pay $75 if I found it anyhow. But I’m super curious to try

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Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet night with the guys. Started with a few whites.

Other than the Ultramarine this is the Cab I brought. I decanted this for about 12 hours before the gathering. I really enjoyed this.
— 3 years ago

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Ultramarine Wines

Charles Heintz Vineyard Pinot Noir

Deep, crisp, fresh mineral with a round brioche toastiness — 4 years ago

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