(From 2004 Vintage) Spicy aromas and flavors are tightly knit into a very refreshing harmony of fruits and flowers, supported by subtle notes of earth and oak. This is a vintage that will be remembered for exquisite flavors. Delicate hints of cognac bring to mind hot harvest days, while the sweet scent of French Oak weaves through the Chardonnay like golden silk threads. With every taste, you'll find hints of wet grass and honey, flowers, kiwi and lemon zest. In this vintage there are more mineral notes apparent, bringing on aromas of crushed granite. The finish is crisp, and to the point, with exceptional length.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) The Chardonnays of Sonoma Cutrer have always veered to the restrained side of the varietal spectrum, and, while this bottling starts out with a fair bit of honeyed-apple richness, it steers to firmness with minerals and firm acids its most lasting traits. Its tendency to stiffness may abate some with age, and it is a wine that should match up nicely with a wide range of white-fleshed fish recipes.