Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 1997

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 16455
  • white wine
  • WE89
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Winemaker's Notes

The persistent character of The Cutrer has everything to do with being Estate Bottled. The Cutrer 1997 has a rich, seductive aroma with hints of nutmeg, citrus, and honey. In the mouth, the fruit shows crisp red apple, lime, and crème brûlée flavors, balanced by its firm acidity and viscosity-a solid Chardonnay varietal statement. The wine ends with a long, almost flinty, and echoing finish that it so deserves. -Terry Adams, Sonoma-Cutrer Winemaker

Learn About Sonoma-Cutrer Map ItMap It

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 Sonoma County

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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