Sonoma Cutrer 2016 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

Description

This wine has all the elements of a classic Chardonnay. Grapes were harvested starting in the early mornings and then cooled down to 50°-55°F to preserve the fruit’s fresh flavors and natural acidity. After hand sorting, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed to avoid bitter tannins from the skins and grape seeds. The cool, golden-green, free-run juice was then settled naturally in tanks for a few days before heading to French oak barrels and stainless steel for fermentation. The wine was then aged sur-lies in French oak. Barrels were a mixture of new and one-year-old through neutral oak.

Aromas of nectarine, stone fruit, white peach and oak spice are accented with hints of vanilla, toasted nuts and a touch of butterscotch and light caramel with a subtle cinnamon spice undertone. This wine has the distinctive Sonoma-Cutrer balance between elegance and richness for a medium-bodied, mouth-filling wine. The creamy texture of this wine offers flavors of ripe pear and peach that is balanced with a nice, bright acidity. There is lots of finesse’ to the long, silky finish highlighted with long barrel spice notes

"The 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay opens with uncomplicated apples, pears and allspice. It is medium-bodied, youthful and refreshing with a spicy note on the finish." Robert Parker 88 Points



Collections: Domestic, USA - Chardonnay, Wine

Type: WINE


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