This wine is richly textured with a lovely mid-palate creamy richness and bright acidity that leads to a finish with a long richness of flavor.There are complex aromas of caramel, roasted nuts, honey, fresh Bosc pear, ripe peach, nectarine, and honeydew melon accented with nougat, brown sugar, baking spice, and red apple. Flavors of peach, apple, and crème brulee mingle with hints of butterscotch, caramel, warm pie crust, and baked apple with touches of light vanilla and oak spice.
100% barrel-fermented and aged 5 months sur-lies. Barrels stirred and topped weekly. After aging in the newer French oak barrels for five months, racked to blend and placed in 3-year-old French oak. 100% Malolactic.
This is a richly complex vintage of The Cutrer. On the nose, you are greeted with integrated oak notes of caramel, pie crust, barrel spices, ripe peach, nectarine, nougat and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is nicely focused showing a lovely mid-palate creaminess, bright acidity and a long, rich flavorful finish. Flavors of warm pie crust and baked apple are accented with touches of nut, light vanilla and baking spice. Each of Sonoma-Cutrer’s Chardonnays is unique in their flavor characteristics. The Cutrer appeals to wine lovers who enjoy a creamier, rounder Chardonnay with more oak influence.