Synopsis, Our Opinion: A “Not Bad” California Chardonnay.
Producer/Winery: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, California.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Sonoma Coast, California.
Purchased From: Harris Teeter; Kernersville, North Carolina.
Paired With: Mushroom soup; seared tuna, Hasselback potato and grilled asparagus.
Chilled before opening. Clear, pale wheat straw color. Citrusy aromas with hints of apple. Smooth entry, fresh, zesty and an slightly edgy mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Light lemon and honeydew melon with a little mealy apple and pineapple flavors. Edgy acidity and a long spicy finish that ends citrusy. Years ago we used to drink quite a lot of this producers Chardonnay, but this bottle simply tasted subdued and lacked the vibrancy and flavors we’ve come to expect in Chardonnay. However, there were some tasty notes that accented the lemon and melon flavors and the texture turned slightly creamy about mid-palate. We called it a “Not Bad” California Chardonnay, but routinely purchase much better California Chardonnay at this price point (for example see: Sandhi Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016).
Alcohol Content: 13.9%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 7 69611 45444 1
Imported by: Not applicable.