Innovation in Winemaking at Sonoma-Cutrer began forty years ago. The focus has always been innovation for this Russian River Valley winery. Doing things right, for the right reasons has always been their mantra, according to founder Brice Jones.
His focus was to single out one varietal and experiment with the varietal until he got it right. In this case, he started with Chardonnay using old world techniques. The result after many years of trials and tribulations resulted in an award winning Chardonnay with structure, body and flavor. Part of the success must be related to the state-of-the art cooling tunnel that they invented in 1982. Each step of the process from picking the grape to winemaking is under control.
The project of perfecting wines began with Chardonnay and was followed, years later in making Pinot Noir in the Burgundian winemaking style.
Both wines, the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir offer distinctive, well thought out wines that both hit the bullseye. Winemaker, Mark Schroeder said this recently about Sonma-Cutrer. It resonates with me. “ I could not be more proud and humbled to be part of Sonoma-Cutrer. I am honored to carry the brands storied legacy and am inspired by the great winemakers before me to maintain the consistency of style through 40 years.”
On top of his bold statement regarding the previous winemakers, Winemaker Mick Schroeder is hosting a “Romantic Danube River Cruis For Wine Lovers” from 4-11 April, 2022. If you have interest, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip S. Kampe