Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Valley Russian River Ranches 2008

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Distinct aromas of ginger and lemon zest are joined by toasty coconut, melon and caramel alongside a mineral, flinty ...

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a little vanilla, golden apple, and pear aromas with a tinge of citrus on the palate. fruit forward, bold, some tropics, with enjoyable length Read more

Very full tasting chardonnay. If you prefer unoaked, don't drink this wine. It has a nice light oak taste which is rounded and well balanced. Nice... Read more

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Mild and slightly blossomy in its ... Read more

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
03/13/2011

a little vanilla, golden apple, and pear aromas with a tinge of citrus on the palate. fruit forward, bold, some tropics, with enjoyable length


Snooth User: Bonge
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3.50 5
12/17/2010

Very full tasting chardonnay. If you prefer unoaked, don't drink this wine. It has a nice light oak taste which is rounded and well balanced. Nice chardonnay for the $20 price point.


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11/13/2010

Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Mild and slightly blossomy in its first aromas and showing a ripe apple element with air, the nose here is far more attractive than the slightly round, chalky textured flavors turn out to be. Despite looming fruit at the start, things get thin towards the finish and end with a wiry, lemon-rind edge.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


07/05/2011

"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the October 2010 issue. Mild and slightly blossomy in its first aromas and showing a ripe apple element with air


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/14/2010

Like a tropical breeze, the wine has spicy ginger, coconut, melon and white flower aromas on its nose. The aromas repeat again in the mouth, all pinned down by a zingy pineapple note. Try with a tangy cheese, like fresh chevre, or on its own. According to Wine Enthusiast: "Here's a rich Chardonnay. It's upfront in pineapple pie, peach cobbler, pear jam, apple butter and caramelly oak flavors, yet is dry and pleasantly crisp in acidity.


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07/24/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


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10/08/2010

Using grapes from their renowned "Cutrer" and "Vine Hill" vineyards, Sonoma Cutrer has added a stunning new Chardonnay to their esteemed family of wines. Well-balanced with a citrusy nose and slightly oaky flavors, this is the perfect wine for grilled fish.


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09/27/2011

You can feel and taste the cool weather during this vintage in the citrusy acids, steely minerals and sleek, streamlined flavors of Meyer lemons and nectarines. Barrel fermentation adds needed richness. Good price for a dry, sophisticated Chardonnay.


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01/04/2012

A solid, direct Chardonnay. Doesnrsquo;t offer a whole lot of complexity, but itrsquo;s dry and creamy, with spicy, oak-inspired pineapple and green apple flavors.


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Ratings & Tags for Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Valley Russian River Ranches

453542 Snooth User: Mr Dolce
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581527 Snooth User: pepp168
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11/13/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

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. A great complement to poultry, shellfish and vegetables. Ideal with goat cheese or sheeps' milk cheese.

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. A great complement to poultry, shellfish and vegetables. Ideal with goat cheese or sheeps' milk cheese.

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Chemical Analysis:

Sugar: 0.7 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.77 grams per liter

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