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Chardonnay, Kutch 2021

Subregion U.S.A. > California > Sonoma
Grape VarietyChardonnay
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Tasting Notes

The 2021 Chardonnay “Sonoma Coast” bottling from Jamie Kutch is made from a vineyard planted in 1972, so these are ancient vines by California standards at forty-nine years of age. It was fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in twenty percent new oak in this vintage, coming in at an even thirteen percent octane. The wine’s aromatic constellation is lovely, wafting from the glass in a mix of pear, a touch of clementine, fresh almond, a beautiful base of soil tones, lemon peel and a deft framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, bright acids and impeccable balance on the long and zesty finish. This is still a young wine and could do with a bit of bottle age to allow its secondary layers of complexity to emerge. It is an outstanding wine. 2025-2040+

John Gilman, View From the Cellar (104), April 2023

13% alcohol. This is a 10-barrel blend from the Bohan vineyard, planted in 1972 at 1400 feet, just three miles from the Pacific. Whole cluster-pressed into barrel, 20% new. Wonderfully energetic bright nose with a briny edge to the pineapple, melon and apple notes. The palate has some richness of fruit, but also nice tension. Ripe pear and apple here, with some herbal twist (rosemary? sage?) and then some lively acidity. Lovely depth here, with some vitality. 94/100

Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com, May 2023
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