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Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Sonoma Valley les Pierres 2002

Member Review by dixoncreek:

Hands-down our favorite chardonnay, though the price restricts it to special occasions.

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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 Sonoma Valley les Pierres

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Snooth User: dixoncreek
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5.00 5
11/28/2007

Hands-down our favorite chardonnay, though the price restricts it to special occasions.


Snooth User: bclementz
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2.00 5
09/18/2009

Two glasses



Tasting Notes:

Crisp, clean and always Grand Cru elegant, this Les Pierres offering brings a firm and focused presentation to the nose, with an ever-evolving array of aromatic fig, toasted hazelnut and honey. The surprising aroma of a spark of struck fl int and crushed granite hint at the mineral notes which add layers of depth and interest to the wine. The style is fresh, with brilliant acid balance that brings a refined counterpoint to many foods. The color is rich, and perfect in hue, clarity and brilliance. In the mouth the wine has a generous, creamy feel, with a faint toasty/oaky character that gives way to an explosion of green apple, warm comforting bread crust and citrusy lime notes, finishing with more citrus zest.


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