2005 SONOMA-CUTRER CHARDONNAY



Friday, 6/1, Little Rock, AR
TGIF! And to celebrate we uncorked a rather pricey, by my standards at least, 2005 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast. Once again I splurged on a bottle, this one set me back $24.00/bottle, but I've seen it in every store that I've been in at $26-27/bottle so I felt like I saved at least $3. Tortured economics I'm sure. On the nose this one had lots of cinnamon and vanilla and loads of "freshness". I know that's not a very descriptive term but if you've ever poured a glass and were hit by an aroma of clean and fresh, you'll have an idea what I mean. On the palate this chardonnay exhibited lots of apple and complex citrus flavors. Not as "thick" tasting as the last chardonnay I reviewed which #1 didn't particularly like. The finish had just a little after burn which was probably the only negative about this wine. I gave it 4 Corkscrews more on taste than value as I couldn't recommend this for every day drinking. Try it for a special occasion and let me know what you think! Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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