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2017 Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

ITEM 8096780 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113294 1 $10 Feb 13, 2022
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PRODUCER

Sonoma-Cutrer

Sonoma-Cutrer was founded in 1973 in Windsor, in the Sonoma Coast appellation of Northern California. It began strictly as a grape growing enterprise but in the early 1980s the estate started making Chardonnay. Today the estate includes 1,000 acres in the Sonoma Coast region and produces 150,000 cases of wine a year. The estate is still known for its well-regarded Chardonnays though it also produces Pinot Noir. Today the estate is owned by Brown-Forman, an international spirits concern.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.