This California Chardonnay is well known and is a top seller all year long.
Sonoma Cutrer – Autumn is one of the best seasons for a medium-bodied, oak-y finishing white wine.
Sonoma Cutrer is to Sonoma Valley Chardonnay as Cubism is to Picasso. (That is to say, other people have attempted to achieve this type of chardonnay, but Sonoma Cutrer is still the best and most recognized in this respect.)
Winemaker Notes on Sonoma Cutrer – Chardonnay.
Distinct aromas of ginger and lemon zest are joined by toasty coconut, melon and caramel alongside a mineral, flinty cedar chest oakiness overlaid by notes of honeysuckle. In the mouth, a well balanced wine with a solid acid backbone is rich, medium to heavy in weight with a broad yet still firm mid-palate. The finish is long and lingering and notable for a touch of spice and upbeat, lively acidity. Flavors of lemon, apple, pear, pineapple and cantaloupe – the full array of Sonomas cornucopia of fruit, joins a nutty, spicy, lightly oaky profile that stakes out a unique territory sure to please those who love Chardonnay.