Kutch Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019
- Rich, full
- Sonoma County
The trouble, I’ve found, with a lot of big, butterball Cali chardy is that it can be a bit unwieldy as a pairing. This, on the other hand, solves the problem with elegance. Jamie Kutch takes Burgundy as his inspiration, making old world style pinot and chardy. And this is all the more versatile for it. You can drink this with everything from seafood to roast chicken, salad to pastry and it’ll be nothing short of stunning. Plus, not having 800kg of butter rammed into the bottle leaves more room for nuance to come through with time. This’ll age beautifully, so there’s no need to rush. It’ll take on even more gravitas at the dinner table after some years. Particularly when Jamie Kutch becomes a household name in very fine wine, and you pull out a dusty old bottle of this, aged to absolute perfection.
“The 2019 Sonoma Coast bottling of chardonnay from Jamie Kutch hails entirely from the Bohan Vineyard, with these chardonnay vines having been planted in 1972. The wine is barrelfermented with indigenous yeasts and raised twenty percent new oak this year and offers up a lovely bouquet of pear, apple, a lovely base of oil tones, gently musky floral tones (honeysuckle?), a touch of orange zest and a very refined framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and quite elegant in profile, with a lovely core of fruit, zesty acids and a long, focused and nascently complex finish. This is an excellent bottle of chardonnay that deserves a few years’ worth of bottle age to allow it secondary layers of complexity to fully emerge. Fine, fine juice.”
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