Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2003
from Russian River, California
At first youthful, fresh, crisp, clean and lean — then classic ripe Chardonnay aromas of honey, pear nectar and citrus blossom, softly framed by toasty, caramelized oak tones. The entry is smooth, with concentrated tastes of pear, apple and clove. The middle is a smoothly textured cascade of fruit flavors and the finish recalls fleshy, segmented pink grapefruit.
A simple dish of mushrooms sautéed in butter and finished on high heat with a splash of Russian River Ranches, salt and a sprinkle of minced parsley is a superb pairing with the youthfulness of the 2002 Russian River Ranches. To really indulge, add a few drops of truffle oil just before serving. The earthy aromas and flavors of this dish bring out the luscious fruit in the wine. Russian River Ranches also pairs well with lightly smoked meats or poultry, and is a great choice for an elegant picnic wine.
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A Customer - Washington, DC
Prior to Sonoma-Cutrer, I never enjoyed drinking Chardonnay. I am forever greatful to my dear friend for introducing me to this wonderful, crisp wine.
A Customer - Chicago, IL
An extraordinary value for the price. A crisp start, a clean buttery finish, and a lingering hint of fruit leaves a smooth aftertaste. In between is a wonderful tasting experience.
A Customer - San Antonio, TX
Excellent buttery taste, with smooth fruitful tones.
This has to be one of the best Chardonnays in it's price range.
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