Fruit aromas of Golden Delicious apple, Bosc pear and white peach are accented with toasted nuts, oak spice, a hint of vanilla and a touch of butter. This wine has the signature Sonoma-Cutrer balance between elegance and richness for a medium-bodied, mouth-filling wine. The creamy richness is balanced with a bright acidity and highlighted with flavors of apple, pear and lemon zest.
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.