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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2002
Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2002
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PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

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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About Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards:

Located in the cool Sonoma Coast viticultural region, Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards was founded in 1973 by Brice Cutrer Jones. The winery is dedicated exclusively to the production of Estate Bottled Chardonnay from its own vineyards. Since 1981, Sonoma Cutrer Vineyards has produced three "vineyard designated" wines from the distinct soils of Les Pierres, the Cutrer Vineyard, and Russian River Ranches.