Sonoma Cutrer Late Harvest Chardonnay 2012
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
This Winemaker's Release of Late Harvest Chardonnay expresses all the characteristics of Sonoma-Cutrer in a rich and succulent wine. Sweet aromas of honey and maple syrup blend with those of peach and dried apricot, all accented with floral notes of wisteria, lavender and honeysuckle from the Rued Chardonnay clone. The wine has a luscious, warm, sweet richness balanced with Sonoma-Cutrer's classic, crisp acidity. Fruit flavors of peach, apricot and pear mingle with notes of honey and brown sugar. We suggest pairing with crème brûlée, fruit tarts or hard cheeses.
This wine is full of intense honey, orange, apricot, lemon, crème brûlée, vanilla bean and buttered toast flavors. Too soft for all that richness, but it sure is delicious.