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Pat and I had day free last weekend and we took the opportunity to sneak away to wine country for the day. We’re not much for hopping from winery to winery. We much prefer to pick one place, explore it and relax. This time, we chose Sonoma-Cutrer to explore. We’ve actually been one time before in the past, but it was for an event to benefit the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Side note: This year’s event raised almost $100,000!)
We took Sonoma Cutrer’s Winery Tour, which involves visiting each of the different vineyards and the cellar and fermentation center. We learned about the differences in soil, even from row to row. It needs to be cared for in different ways, be it adding manure or planting legumes to add nutrients to the soil.
One of the things I love about Sonoma-Cutrer is that there’s something for everyone (heck, there’s even a croquet course!). You don’t have to be an expert and they were more than happy to answer all of our questions. Pat and I often have different tastes in wine and we were both able to leave happy.
I really loved Sonoma-Cutrer’s new Sauvignon Blanc. It’s the first season that they’ve made one so it’s just a small batch. It just enough for all of their wine club members to get some and apparently it sold like hotcakes. I had read about it in the New York Times and I specially asked to try it. It was exceptional. It was tropically and fruity but in a really smart and sophisticated way. What we tried is some of the last that is available this year. I also put my vote in for them to make more next season. It’s definitely an argument for joining their wine club! There are worse things than getting amazing wine in the mail three times per year, amiright?
Pat liked the Russian River Ranches Chardonnay, which is citrusy and crisp with a bit of a caramel-y note to it. He’s in good company as it was named The Most Popular Chardonnay for the 23rd time in the Annual Restaurant Poll by Wine & Spirits magazine.
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