I spend just about every other week in NYC and found this wine on most of the upper scale restaurant wine lists. The price/value relationship is most excellent, with the wine quality being very consistant.
Most excellent every day Chardonnay!
Distinct aromas of ginger and lemon zest are joined by toasty coconut, melon and caramel alongside a mineral, flinty cedar chest oakiness overlaid by notes of honeysuckle. Well-balanced with a solid acid backbone, the wine is rich and medium-heavy with a broad, yet firm, mid-palate. The long, lingering finish displays a touch of spice and lively acidity. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear, pineapple and cantaloupe, Sonoma's full cornucopia of fruit, join a nutty, spicy, lightly oaky profile. Fermented in oak and undergoing complete malolactic fermentation, the wine shows a mature influence by older vines and promises to evolve over time, bringing joy to both winemaker and those lucky enough to savor a glass.
Wine Maker Notes
Sonoma-Cutrer is dedicated to the pursuit of original expression in our wines. Each wine reflects its regional and seasonal climate, its specific vineyard character – its terroir. From the very first vintage of Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay to the limited production of our world-class Pinot Noir, this dedication has taken root and continues to grow.
A great complement to poultry, shellfish and vegetables. Ideal with goat cheese or sheeps' milk cheese.
In the world-class Sonoma Coast appellation, ideal for growing Chardonnay, warm days deepen flavors on the vine as Pacific fog extends the growing season for full maturity and richer flavors. Representing the very best this focused appellation has to offer, the vines at our estate Cutrer Vineyard struggle in alluvial soils, while the sandy clay soils at Vine Hill contribute significantly to the mix.