Sonoma-Cutrer The Cutrer Chardonnay 2001
Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California
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.
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. View all Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards WinesRelated Links:It's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.