Sonoma-Cutrer Founders Reserve Chardonnay (5L) 1993

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 25877
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

The 93 FR is made from the original "G" old and old"E" ("golden oldee") blocks at Les Pierres. These are the 25-year-old vines that are suffering from phylloxera attack. I thought that this might be their last season and they make an exceptional wine. The wine is very "Les Pierres" like with its lean mineral structure and lemon, green apple fruit. It has great acidity and is still quite young, and I feel it will develop for another 10 years in the bottle.

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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.

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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