California pioneer Sonoma-Cutrer, located in Russian River Valley, has announced three new vintages: the 2022 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, 2021 The Cutrer Chardonnay and 2021 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
“With such unique weather and already diverse soil types and growing conditions, these new vintages of Sonoma Coast, The Cutrer and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are sure to be exceptional members of the Sonoma-Cutrer lineup,” says Director of Winemaking Cara Morrison.
The 2022 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has aromas of stone fruit, oak spice and hints of clove and caramel, toasted nuts and light honeydew, the company reports. Flavors include ripe pear and Golden Delicious apple. 13.9% ABV. The suggested retail price is $25 per 750-ml. bottle.
The 2021 The Cutrer Chardonnay has aromas of caramelized nuts, light caramel, ripe pear, apple pie, praline, brown sugar and sweet baking spices, according to the winery. On the palate is baked apple and pear, toasted oak, roasted nuts and baking spice. 14.1% ABV. The suggested retail price is $36 per 750-ml. bottle.
The 2021 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has aromas with notes of red berries, cranberry, cherry cola, savory spices, a hint of black tea and fresh earth, the company says, as well as sweet, spicy vanilla from the oak barrel aging. 14.3% ABV. The suggested retail price is $36 per 750-ml. bottle.
The wines will be available at retail locations as well as direct from the winery at sonomacutrer.com.
For the first time in its 40-plus year history, Sonoma-Cutrer features an all-female team led by their newest and first-ever female Director of Winemaking Morrison and Senior Winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono.