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Kutch Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2016

Country: Usa
Region: Sonoma county
Type: White
Producer: Kutch
Grape: Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2016

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Lovers of fine chardonnay, it's time to get excited and rub your thighs vigorously in anticipation of a modern great. He may be regarded as the prince of pinot but Jamie Kutch's chardonnays are extraordinary pieces of work. The 2016s, his third vintage, take them to dizzy new heights. You still have that hint of Californian sun-dappled richness, but its kept on its toes by a taut and fine Burgundian acidity and tension.

Tasting Notes

2016 was the first vintage after California's terrible drought with its freakishly low yields which, in some case, produced overwhelmingly intense wines. The 2016s really shows vines getting back into their full stride, they're much more harmonious, with great concentration, freshness and generosity of fruit. Antonio Galloni has spoken of 2016 as "one of the most consistently brilliant and alluring young vintages I have ever tasted in Sonoma". We really feel that this is reflected in the Kutch chardonnay from this vintage. With fruit in this vintage coming from Jamie's Bohan vineyard, it's a classic in the making and one that the fine chardonnay lover would have to be mad as a hammer to miss.

Press Note:

"Beautiful stuff, combining sweet ripe pear and apple fruit with some lively grapefruit freshness, and also a subtly smoky, mineral twist. There’s good acidity here, and a slightly bitter twist that offsets the fruit nicely. Complex and beguiling with concentration, balance and finesse. The fruit profile hints at California, but the acid structure and poise is very European. I really like it, and it should age really well. Doesn’t seem to be as overtly reductive as the two previous Kutch Chardonnays." Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak, 94 points

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