Sonoma-Cutrer Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

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Winemaker's Notes

Rains pounded the vines early, damaging during bloom, only to be followed later in the year by harsh, hot winds when normally sweaters would be called for in early morning fog. Despite what Mother Nature threw at us in this jumbled year, she rewarded us in the end with fruit that was not only fully mature, but also bursting with complex flavors, concentrated in color and taste and with wonderful acidity. In the mouth, the first impression is berries, berries, berries, with raspberry, blueberry and blackberry all enjoying a turn.

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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.

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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