2021 Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Ranches
We discovered not too long ago that Sonoma-Cutrer’s top-quality Russian River Ranches cuvee is largely sourced from the Chardonnay vines planted on either side of the driveway that runs up to the hill to the very Winner’s Circle-Vine Hill Ranch vineyard that has produced some of the Russian River’s most iconic wines, including those from the likes of Kistler, Kosta-Browne and PRIMA’s own Reserve Chard. That’s some very classy real estate! No wonder the wine is so good! And while Sonoma-Cutrer does produce far more of Sonoma Coast Chard from other sites around the valley, it’s the classy Russian River Ranches that truly raises the bar for quality and value. It appeals to both lovers of a more restrained Burgundian-style of Chard and those who prefer more horsepower, oak and panache in their wine.
Utterly delicious, it’s our largest selling Chardonnay for a reason- it’ll please everyone in your crowd.