Can we let you in on a little secret? Good wine is hard to make, and great wine is something to be coveted.
Sonoma-Cutrer takes pride in their winemaking process, which is rooted deeply in tradition and committed to sustainability. They have six estate vineyards, each with their own identity that creates ideal environments for growing grapes.
Sonoma-Cutrer strives to create their wines through time-tested Burgundian traditions with Californian innovation and a deep appreciation for Sonoma Coast's remarkable terroir. The result is award-winning wine that they can share with you in your own home (and, eventually, at their winery again).
Recently, their Pinot Noir winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono was named one of Wine Enthusiast's 40 Under 40, which honors the young winemakers, brewers, beverage directors, grape growers, and other movers and shakers who are changing today's beverage industry. She calls her Pinot Noir the "best-kept secret" at Sonoma-Cutrer. In fact, Sonoma-Cutrer's Pinot Noir is crafted in a separate winery affectionately known as the Pinot Barn, nestled in the Cutrer Vineyard.
Sonoma-Cutrer's key to success hasn't been the creation of just one delectable wine. It's their ability to produce multiple quality wines with a sustainable process. It starts with terroir, the careful combination of soil, climate and topography. Then comes the harvest, which happens at night or in the early morning when the air is at its coolest. Grapes are picked by hand before entering a proprietary cooling tunnel that keeps the fruit at 50 degrees Fahrenheit, preserving acidity and reducing oxidation. Sonoma-Cutrer sorts the grapes for quality and presses them slowly to avoid any bitter tannins that can enter the wine from skins, stems or seeds. The barrels where the wine is aged are built precisely from select French oak trees. The result is a collection of wines you can't resist and will never forget.
Sustainably made wines accomplish a few different things that set them apart from other wines. First, the taste is as pure as it gets. You experience the true flavor of the grapes and everything the winemaker puts into their creation. Second, the environment isn't damaged by harmful chemicals or other practices that might be used during mass production. Third, sustainably made wines like those at Sonoma-Cutrer become even more special and unique with each passing year. As these winemaking processes are passed down from generation to generation, it's a rare gift to taste something that has been so carefully crafted over many, many years.
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You can read more about the Sonoma-Cutrer winemaking process and their holiday deals by visiting them at sonomacutrer.com. Sonoma-Cutrer can ship to most states, so get your holiday gifting done right this year.