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The Cutrer

2016 Chardonnay

This is a bright, vibrant vintage of The Cutrer. The wine is nicely focused with a lovely mid-palate creamy richness, bright acidity and a long, flavorful finish.

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Flavor Notes

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.

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Alcohol

14.2%

TA

6.3 gms/L

PH

3.38

RS

0.32 gms/L

Vintage

2016

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Fermentation

100% Malolactic

Maturation

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.

The Making Of

Grapes were hand-harvested at night into shallow bins and then cooled to 50°F to preserve the fruit’s fresh flavors and natural acidity. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and naturally settled.

Virtual Swirl

Tasting wine begins well before the liquid ever touches your lips - it starts with a look, a swirl, and an intake of breath. The swirl serves to open your vintage and introduces oxygen which creates a bouquet of aromas and allows you to gauge viscosity and alcohol content. The Cutrer's swirl showcases its rich texture and long tears, inherent to this signature vintage's elevated alcohol content, and aroma of soft fall flavors indicative of pear, butterscotch, and baked apple.

Awards & Recognition

90
90 Points

2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Recipes & Pairings

How to Create the Perfect Pairing

Chardonnay has historically been considered hard to pair with food, however, we've found they marry perfectly with risottos, spring vegetables, and cooked shellfish. Pair our signature The Cutrer Chardonnay with roasted chicken, prawns, or clams for an experience you won't soon forget.

  • Spring Vegetables

  • Clams

  • Roasted Chicken

  • Risotto

  • Prawns

  • Curry

BBQ Shrimp with Peach Chutney

This may seem like a complicated recipe but it’s really not and brings together two favorite accompaniments for the summer barbecue: Peach chutney and coffee barbecue sauce. Make both of these a day or two ahead and store refrigerated. Keep the leftovers on hand to use with grilled chicken or pork. A glass of chilled Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres Chardonnay paired with this dish would be the perfect way to celebrate the summer holidays.

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Grilled Ratatouille

Visit your farmer’s market and select your favorite vegetables to feature in this colorful dish.

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Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry

Prepared Thai curry pastes are easily found at Southeast Asian markets or on-line. Note that curry pastes can differ in their intensity and heat so you might start by adding a little less the first time and adding more to taste. Add whatever vegetables you like to this curry. Pairs well with The Cutrer Chardonnay.

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