WINEMAKER(S)
Mick Schroeter

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 79

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
A Cut Above: Cutrer Single Barrel Chardonnay

Chardonnay
The Cutrer Estate Vineyard
Russian River Valley
2016
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

“Single” is the word that most accurately describes the attributes of this exclusive  “Cutrer Single Barrel Chardonnay” lot. Fruit for this wine was picked in a single harvest from a single block of the famous The Cutrer vineyard located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The wine was barrel aged in a single oak barrel made of wood from a single French forest.

Every element that has played a role in crafting this elegant wine has been in Sonoma-Cutrer’s control since the beginning. The wine itself is richly textured with a creamy mid-palate and a long persistent finish highlighted with Sonoma-Cutrer’s signature bright acidity. Fruit flavors of peach and apple are accentuated with hints of baked apple, butterscotch, warm pie crust, caramel, light vanilla and oak. If you are looking for the quintessential Russian River Chardonnay look no further—this is the ultimate expression, designed for the collector’s cellar.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

June 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.