Sonoma-Cutrer Releases First-Ever Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc Hits Shelves as Third Offering in Winemaker's Release Series
For the first time ever, Sonoma-Cutrer has released a Sauvignon Blanc as its third offering in the Winemaker’s Release Series. Most distinguished for producing world-class, award-winning Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Sonoma-Cutrer has used Director of WinemakingMick Schroeter’sextensive experience in making Sauvignon Blanc to craft this special release.
A personal passion for Schroeter and the RussianRiver Valleylocation set the stage in creating this very special Sauvignon Blanc. Drawing on his many years of Sauvignon Blanc winemaking expertise, Schroeter set a very specific vision for this release. The 2014 vintage crafted from RussianRiver Valleyfruit is bright and lively with crisp fruit notes and the classic elegance and balance that all Sonoma-Cutrer wines exhibit.
Four unique RussianRiver Valleyvineyard sites were chosen to produce the fruit for this wine. Shone Farm,Mirabelle Vineyard, Wood Vineyard and Bevill Family Vineyard were each selected because of their varying geographic locations and the unique characteristics their grapes contributed to the final blending. Together they provided an abundance of aromas and flavors from which to craft an exquisite cuvee.
The Winemaker’s Release is a series of wines that showcase the craftsmanship and innovation ofSonoma County’spremier winery-Sonoma-Cutrer. It is a collection of limited-production wines under one umbrella released periodically and consisting of different varietals and blends.
The first in the series was Late Harvest Chardonnay, produced from grapes left hanging on the vine well past the standard amount of ripeness, which results in – a more concentrated amount of sugar and flavor. This was followed by the 2014 release of Founders Reserve Legacy, our most premium Chardonnay crafted by Sonoma-Cutrer’s past and present head winemakers –Bill Bonetti,Terry AdamsandMick Schroeter– whose pioneering spirits has had a lasting impact on the wine industry and their legacy.
Sonoma-Cutrer has been crafting wines since 1981 in the esteemed RussianRiver Valleygrowing region ofSonoma County, California. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards utilizes proprietary cooling tunnels designed specifically to preserve the highest quality grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made of specific French oak trees that are individually-selected to the winemakers’ needs.