Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 2001

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

Price: $34.99
Item No. 74543
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE89

Winemaker's Notes

The aromas of The Cutrer 2001 are reminiscent of fresh mountain air, supported by damp earth aromas of warm summer rain in the Sierras. The overall impression is fresh, crisp and lively, with high floral notes. The textural impression in the mouth is round, rich and chewy, balanced with crisp apple acidity that pleasantly lingers on the palate.

A fresh, elegant lobster salad is an excellent pairing with the rich flavors of The Cutrer. Remove the cooked meat from the lobster and slice the tail into medallions; gently spread the medallions into a half round on a bed of butter lettuce, placing one perfect claw on the side. Dress sparingly with light oil, lemon juice, The Cutrer and a touch of Dijon mustard, balanced with a little sugar, salt and pepper. The leanness of the salad complements the full flavors of this special Chardonnay. Other main course suggestions are grilled western veal chops or a simple chicken breast sauté with a sauce of The Cutrer, butter and freshly minced tarragon.

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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