Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Founders Reserve 2009

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Intense aromas of white peach, baked apple and nectarine join toasty oak, cedar and coffee, with an earthiness that d...

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On the nose, a bright mixture of lemon/lime and honey. On the palate, again lemon/lime and honey, plus pineapple, pears and a hint of butter. This ... Read more

Rich and intense aromas of honey, apple pie, butterscotch and roasted hazelnuts are complimented with citrus notes of lemon blossom and lemon curd.... Read more

Using grapes from their renowned "Cutrer" and "Vine Hill" vineyards, Sonoma Cutrer has added a stunning new Chardonnay to their esteemed family of ... Read more

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Snooth User: cgplayer9
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3.50 5
08/08/2011

On the nose, a bright mixture of lemon/lime and honey. On the palate, again lemon/lime and honey, plus pineapple, pears and a hint of butter. This wine has robust acid but is well balanced against the fruitiness with a nice long aromatic citrus finish. Just a bit on the tart side, but refreshingly so; light-medium bodied; wonderful summertime thirst quencher!


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External Review
11/28/2012

Rich and intense aromas of honey, apple pie, butterscotch and roasted hazelnuts are complimented with citrus notes of lemon blossom and lemon curd. This wine fills the mouth with rich texture, a round and creamy mid-palate is supported by that signature S


External Review
05/21/2011

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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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/07/2011

WE 91pts - Winemaker Notes - Rich and intense aromas of honey, apple pie, butterscotch and roasted hazelnuts are complimented with citrus notes of lemon blossom and lemon curd. This wine fills the mouth with rich texture, a round and creamy mid-palate is supported by that signature Sonoma-Cutrer clean, citrus-laced acidity that creates an excellent balance. Fruit flavors of baked apple, lemon curd, pear and melon are accented with a complimentary bit of toasty oak.


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12/09/2012

Fruit aromas of white peach, and nectarine are followed by honeysuckle, honey, and light floral with hints of toast, butterscotch, grapefruit, and cantaloupe. This wine is richly textured with a mouth-coating applely acidity and a round and creamy mid-pal


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

On the tart side, trim and compact, displaying lemony citrus and minerally green flavors that give this a mouthwatering quality. Best from 2011 through 2014.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
08/10/2011

Rich and intense aromas of honey, apple pie, butterscotch and roasted hazelnuts are complimented with citrus notes of lemon blossom and lemon curd. This wine fills the mouth with rich texture, a round and creamy mid-palate is supported by that signature Sonoma-Cutrer clean, citrus-laced acidity that creates an excellent balance. Fruit flavors of baked apple, lemon curd, pear and melon are accented with a complimentary bit of toasty oak.


External Review
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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08/06/2011

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10/01/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense aromas of white peach, baked apple and nectarine join toasty oak, cedar and coffee, with an earthiness that declares this to be a very special wine. As you begin to enjoy the wine in your glass, a well balanced wine emerges with a solid acid backbone, rich, medium to heavy in weight with a broad yet still firm mid-palate. The influence of Les Pierres is seen in the lean structure and touch of minerality. Flavors of melon, pineapple, key lime pie leap forward, alongside more traditional lemon, apple, pear, and cantaloupe — the full array of Sonoma’s cornucopia of fruit, joining a nutty, spicy, lightly oaky profile that stakes out a unique territory sure to please those who love Chardonnay. The wine is fermented and aged in small French Oak barrels for seven months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation to completion. The more mature influence of older vines can be seen in the wine, which promises to continue to evolve over time, bringing joy to both winemaker and those lucky enough to savor a glass.

Intense aromas of white peach, baked apple and nectarine join toasty oak, cedar and coffee, with an earthiness that declares this to be a very special wine. As you begin to enjoy the wine in your glass, a well balanced wine emerges with a solid acid backbone, rich, medium to heavy in weight with a broad yet still firm mid-palate. The influence of Les Pierres is seen in the lean structure and touch of minerality. Flavors of melon, pineapple, key lime pie leap forward, alongside more traditional lemon, apple, pear, and cantaloupe — the full array of Sonoma’s cornucopia of fruit, joining a nutty, spicy, lightly oaky profile that stakes out a unique territory sure to please those who love Chardonnay. The wine is fermented and aged in small French Oak barrels for seven months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation to completion. The more mature influence of older vines can be seen in the wine, which promises to continue to evolve over time, bringing joy to both winemaker and those lucky enough to savor a glass.

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