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Rutz Cellars Chardonnay Russian River Valley Maison Grand Cru 2005

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Creamy nose of freshly baked apple pie. Some pineapple and slight butterscotch. Has a nice weight on the palate. Feels rich. Warm toasty notes of fresh lightly buttered brioche, bright apple and pear tones, very slight toasted marshmallow and almost a hint of fig. It's a more toasty creamy style, but not so much that you lose the fruit. Nicely balanced in my opinion. Tasty and rich. Lingers nicely on the palate. 88 pts.

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2004 Rutz Cellars Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($45) Owner Keith Rutz seeks outstanding parcels in Sonoma, and he has worked with this one for 15 years, creating a wine that nods at the Burgundian style Rutz loves. This wine offsets savory notes with sweet, syrupy fruit and beautiful mint highlights. The peacock-tail finish is the masterstroke here, a flourish that goes on and ... Read more
2004 Rutz Cellars Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($45) Owner Keith Rutz seeks outstanding parcels in Sonoma, and he has worked with this one for 15 years, creating a wine that nods at the Burgundian style Rutz loves. This wine offsets savory notes with sweet, syrupy fruit and beautiful mint highlights. The peacock-tail finish is the masterstroke here, a flourish that goes on and on. By Jon Bonne'After years of living in the Russian River Valley and inspired by the greatness of Burgundy, Keith Rutz dreamed of making great classically-styled wines from the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes available in California. His goal was - and is - to craft small lots of wine that will be recognized as worthy competitors to the top French products. We guarantee that from harvest to bottling, Rutz Cellars wines are subjected to minimal handling and maximum care, underscoring our commitment to make the finest wines possible. Don't expect boring wines from Rutz Cellars. We hope you like them, and we invite you to share our passion and dedication to distinction and quality. Read less

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01/27/2011

Creamy nose of freshly baked apple pie. Some pineapple and slight butterscotch. Has a nice weight on the palate. Feels rich. Warm toasty notes of fresh lightly buttered brioche, bright apple and pear tones, very slight toasted marshmallow and almost a hint of fig. It's a more toasty creamy style, but not so much that you lose the fruit. Nicely balanced in my opinion. Tasty and rich. Lingers nicely on the palate. 88 pts.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Rutz Cellars Chardonnay 2005 Maison Grand Cru and all other wine from Rutz Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.




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