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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2006
Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 97801)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Distinct aromas of ginger and lemon zest are joined by toasty coconut, melon and caramel alongside a mineral, flinty cedar chest oakiness overlaid by notes of honeysuckle. Well-balanced with a solid acid backbone, the wine is rich and medium-heavy with a broad, yet firm, mid-palate. The long, lingering finish displays a touch of spice and lively acidity. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear, pineapple and cantaloupe, Sonoma's full cornucopia of fruit, join a nutty, spicy, lightly oaky profile. Fermented in oak and undergoing complete malolactic fermentation, the wine shows a mature influence by older vines and promises to evolve over time, bringing joy to both winemaker and those lucky enough to savor a glass.

A great complement to poultry, shellfish and vegetables. Ideal with goat cheese or sheeps' milk cheese.

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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.