Sonoma-Cutrer Winemaker's Release Limited No. 40 Edition Estate Chardonnay 750ML
Sonoma-Cutrer Winemaker's Release Limited 40th Anniversary Estate Chardonnay 2019 750ML
Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
Notes from the Winemaker
On a beautiful, sunny afternoon in middle of June 2020, with everyone isolated in their homes, our winemaking team past and present of Bill Bonetti (1981-1990), Terry Adams (1991-2010), Mick Schroeter (2010-Present) and Cara Morrison (2005-Present) virtually blended this very remarkable wine to mark this significant moment in our history.
40th Anniversary Winemaker’s Release
This is truly a fitting wine to celebrate our 40th anniversary! It presents beautiful aromas of ripe pear, citrus/lime zest, baked apple fruit with light mineral notes and a touch of matchstick, flintiness for complexity. Oak components of spice, caramel, nougat and pie crust are integrated throughout. Melon and Bosc pear fruit along with lemon meringue flavors mingle with hints of toasted nuts, clove, nutmeg and oak. The wine strikes a balance between being full-bodied and delicate with a creamy mouthfeel highlighting our signature citrus acidity. While this wine is drinking beautifully now, the best is yet to come, and we recommend patience allowing this wine to age.
Reviews and Accolades
91 Points/Wine Enthusiast
With a rich, oaky entry of spice and wood, this wine was made to honor the winery's 40 years of winemaking. Lemon, lime and grapefruit undertones give it lift and brightness, with deeper, denser layers of caramel, nutmeg and pear coming to the fore.