90pts Wine & Spirits
A selection from the 270 acres of vines at Sonoma-Cutrer’s Russian River estate, this wine’s fresh-cut apple flavors follow a clean line of cool, brisk, lemony acidity. It’s lean with a little buttery softness at the edges, built for crab cakes or a lobster roll with tarragon.
The Cutrer is always a rich, complex wine and, this particular vintage, is even more so! Imagine walking into a baker’s kitchen and smelling a warm fruit pie fresh from the oven. Those delectable aromas are waiting in your glass with integrated oak notes of caramel, pie crust, ripe peach, nougat, brown sugar and honeysuckle floral notes. Layers of white peach and pear, light vanilla, roasted nuts and baking spice fill your mouth with the first sip. This wine is a beautiful balance between a lovely mid-palate creaminess with bright acidity and a long (very), mouthwatering finish. The Cutrer appeals to wine lovers who enjoy a creamier, rounder Chardonnay with more oak influence and this vintage is exceptional!