Saturday, November 12, 2005

2003 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranch Chardonnay

The 2003 Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranches is a great wine to try if you like chardonnay, but don't want too much oak. It's soft with good weight - it's got a great finish with just a hint of oak, and a lingering citrus taste - I'd say lemony, but not overbearingly so. While this is traditionally good with dishes such as pasta, chicken and risotto - we think it held up quite nicely with the grilled steak we had this evening, sided with parmesean rice and garden salad.

Gene prefers Napa Chards; I prefer Sonoma - but we both enjoyed this wine this evening.

4 comments:

Santa Rosa Wine Guru said...

The Russian River is one of the greatest places in the world to grow Chard... round these parts Napa is a four letter word!

Rebecca said...

Hey SRWG -
Thanks for stopping by! I always refer to Sonoma as Napa's "softer sister" when trying to get people to sample wines that they may think they wouldn't necessarily care for.... feel free to visit our blog again!

santa rosa wine guru said...

btw, nice mention in "Market Watch" magazine.

Wines & Vines said...

Thank you! :) You're the first to mention it, outside of our staff....