2009 SONOMA-CUTRER Chardonnay Estate Sonoma Coast

$24.00

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“Transport yourself to the cool embrace of the Sonoma Coast with the 2009 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay. Embodying the essence of its region, this vintage beckons those who appreciate the subtleties of a well-crafted Chardonnay. Elevate your moment with a taste of Sonoma’s winemaking legacy. Secure your bottle and embark on a journey through the nuanced flavors of the Sonoma Coast.”

Volume: 750 ML | 14.2% ABV

1 in stock

Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

You can feel and taste the cool weather during this vintage in the citrusy acids, steely minerals and sleek, streamlined flavors of Meyer lemons and nectarines. Barrel fermentation adds needed richness. Good price for a dry, sophisticated Chardonnay. May/2011 —wineenthusiast.com

Wine & Spirist – 89 Points

A leesy chardonnay, this wine’s saline minerality is balanced and softened by sweet, toasty flavors of oak. Pair that oak character with grilled chicken thighs glazed with ginger and soy. Jun/2011 —wineandspiritsmagazine.com

Description

The 2009 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast invites exploration into the character of the region through a glass of wine. With a history rooted in Sonoma County, Sonoma-Cutrer has consistently produced Chardonnays that capture the cool climate nuances of the Sonoma Coast.

This vintage reflects a moment in time, a snapshot of the weather patterns and growing conditions that shaped the grapes. The pale golden hue hints at the evolution within the bottle. Aromas unfurl delicately, offering glimpses of citrus, ripe apples, and a touch of vanilla.

On the palate, this Chardonnay unfolds with a balance that speaks to the winemaking expertise at Sonoma-Cutrer. The influence of oak is subtle, contributing to a nuanced texture without overshadowing the inherent fruit characteristics. The 2009 vintage, marked by its unique growing season, provides a glimpse into the complexities that weather and terroir can impart on a wine.

The Sonoma Coast’s maritime influence is apparent in the wine’s structure, marked by refreshing acidity that adds vibrancy to the overall profile. As you savor each sip, consider the journey from vine to bottle and the hands that carefully tended to the vines.

The 2009 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay is not merely a beverage; it’s a vessel transporting you to the fog-kissed vineyards of the Sonoma Coast. For enthusiasts seeking to appreciate the subtleties of a well-crafted Chardonnay, this vintage offers a contemplative and authentic exploration of Sonoma’s winemaking legacy.

Sonoma-Cutrer, an esteemed winery nestled in the heart of Sonoma County, California, traces its roots to 1973 when it was established by founders Brice Jones and Bill Bonetti. Inspired by the potential of the Russian River Valley’s cool-climate terroir, they set out to craft exceptional Chardonnay that would reflect the region’s unique characteristics.

In the early years, the winery planted vines in the renowned Cutrer vineyard, marking the beginning of a legacy dedicated to producing premium Chardonnay. The commitment to quality was evident from the start, as Sonoma-Cutrer focused on sustainable farming practices and meticulous vineyard management.

Over the decades, the winery’s reputation flourished, and it became synonymous with California’s finest Chardonnays. In the 1980s, the winery introduced its flagship wine, the Russian River Ranches Chardonnay, which quickly gained acclaim for its elegance and expression of the region’s terroir.

Sonoma-Cutrer’s success lies not only in its exceptional winemaking but also in its dedication to environmental stewardship. The winery embraced sustainable farming practices and achieved certification from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

Today, Sonoma-Cutrer continues to be a standard-bearer for Sonoma County Chardonnay. The winery’s portfolio has expanded to include various expressions of Chardonnay, each reflecting the diversity of Sonoma’s microclimates. Sonoma-Cutrer’s legacy stands as a testament to the founders’ vision and the enduring commitment to crafting wines that capture the essence of the Russian River Valley.

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