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Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Valley the Cutrer 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is long and flavorful with creamy richness that leads to a nice, crisp finish. Aromas of pear, baked apple and lemon blossom are accented with honey, brown sugar and lavender. Flavors of green apple, pear and buttered toast are layered with caramel and oak spice.

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Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards:
  When you think of Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards, think of Chardonnay. Not just because they make award-winning Chardonnay, year after year, but because it’s a part of who they are. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards was founded as solely a vineyard in 1973, but in 1981 they took the first step to making themselves truly famous: they built a winery. Not just any winery - founder Brice Cutrer Jon... Read more
  When you think of Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards, think of Chardonnay. Not just because they make award-winning Chardonnay, year after year, but because it’s a part of who they are. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards was founded as solely a vineyard in 1973, but in 1981 they took the first step to making themselves truly famous: they built a winery. Not just any winery - founder Brice Cutrer Jones met with many knowledgeable winemakers of the time and came to a conclusion: the winery should focus ONLY on Chardonnay. This allowed the winemaker, Bill Bonetti, to focus all of his attention to perfecting one thing, boosting the quality of its wine dramatically. It wasn’t until 1992 that the winery acquired Pinot Noir cuttings and started branching out, still only with a total of two wines. Today, Michael Schroeter, current winemaking director of Sonoma Cutrer, continues to craft award-winning wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Valley the Cutrer

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Snooth User: BrennanMcG
2930223
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/30/2007

One of the top dinners of my life: Fresh Live Soft shell Lobster from Maine, Sonoma Cutrer Flight. We had RR, Les Pierre, Cutrer and the Reserve. If I could get the reserve, I'd be writing about it. The Cutrer is amazing, powerful and elegant.


Snooth User: rob198
43896132
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/07/2008

Not bad. I'm not normally fond of Chardonnay.


Snooth User: SoonerSipper
4004787
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/26/2008

This is a great medium priced wine if you are looking for that big buttery California Chardonnay style. Always consistent. Not my style, but a very good wine for someone who isn't interesting in exploring the world of more interesting possibilities.


Snooth User: plaintiger
35177176
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/14/2010

i'm still quite a wine newbie so this shouldn't be taken as a connoisseur's assessment or anything, but i love this wine. it's got so much character...there's a lot going on in that glass, and all of it's very enjoyable. i've tried a couple of different vintages and the 2004 is unparalleled in my experience.


Snooth User: jonfrieds
4284042
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 09/27/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Shudna
3305429
4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 10/19/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Valley the Cutrer

External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/06/2012

This is a medium-bodied Chardonnay with a wonderful acidic backbone. On the nose there are aromas of jasmine and rose petal, followed by notes of tropical fruits like pineapple, mango and a touch of pear. With offerings of grapefruit, citrus, lemon, pear and kumquat, there is also a bit of herbaceousness and leads into a mineral finish with hints of apple, lime and strawberry.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/22/2013

Flavors of baked apple appear alongside glazed pineapple and fresh tangerine, as a hint of clove entertains the taste buds. With its perfect backbone of acidity, the wine is fresh, alive and begging to be enjoyed again and again.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAt first the scent is creamy, yet clean, with essence of delicate green pear. With time in the glass, the flinty wet stone aroma takes over, coupled with overtones of rich, yeasty Champagne. The mouth is lush and ripe, yet at the same time firmly structured. The finish is Grand Cru Les Pierres ... firm, crystalline and mouthwatering.



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This wine is long and flavorful with creamy richness that leads to a nice, crisp finish. Aromas of pear, baked apple and lemon blossom are accented with honey, brown sugar and lavender. Flavors of green apple, pear and buttered toast are layered with caramel and oak spice.

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