Sonoma-Cutrer

Founders Reserve Legacy Winemaker's Release Chardonnay

8.913 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.0

Unlike the other '12s in the store, this one had its wrapping paper still on. Kept in the dark, this bottle has kept its shine. Caramelized peaches, lemon cream pie, crystallized honey. Acid still there on finish. When it's your birthday - why not unwrap your wine too? Cheers!

Unlike the other '12s in the store, this one had its wrapping paper still on. Kept in the dark, this bottle has kept its shine. Caramelized peaches, lemon cream pie, crystallized honey. Acid still there on finish. When it's your birthday - why not unwrap your wine too? Cheers!

Sep 25th, 2017
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.6

Everlasting buttered popcorn from nose to finish. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, over cooked popcorn, and overripe banana. High perceived alcohol on the finish, and with a palate focusing entirely on complexities from barrel influence. The fruit is completely paved over here.

Everlasting buttered popcorn from nose to finish. Toffee, caramel, vanilla, over cooked popcorn, and overripe banana. High perceived alcohol on the finish, and with a palate focusing entirely on complexities from barrel influence. The fruit is completely paved over here.

Jul 12th, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Delicately floral aromas contrast with an astringent cheek gripping finish. Highest perceived alcohol content of 6 Chardonnays tasted side by side. Overall not a bad wine, but not great either.

Delicately floral aromas contrast with an astringent cheek gripping finish. Highest perceived alcohol content of 6 Chardonnays tasted side by side. Overall not a bad wine, but not great either.

Sep 13th, 2015
Tracy Thornsberry

Amazing, limited production Chardonnay. Elegant structure with rich fruit on the front and a creamy mouthfeel.

Amazing, limited production Chardonnay. Elegant structure with rich fruit on the front and a creamy mouthfeel.

Dec 19th, 2014
Allison Haas

Limited release. Not as buttery as some other of Sonoma-Cutrer's Chardonnays. Second offering in this release.

Limited release. Not as buttery as some other of Sonoma-Cutrer's Chardonnays. Second offering in this release.

Aug 25th, 2016
Boris Wiedenfeld-Needham

One of the better American chards I have had. The collaborations of 3 generations of winemakers, comprising all of SCs winemakers over the years. Lean, the opposite of the butter-oakombs, but with so much subtlety and fleshy enough to be thoroughly enjoyable.

One of the better American chards I have had. The collaborations of 3 generations of winemakers, comprising all of SCs winemakers over the years. Lean, the opposite of the butter-oakombs, but with so much subtlety and fleshy enough to be thoroughly enjoyable.

Aug 6th, 2015
Kapyrick Wine

Dusty, oaky bouquet. Crisp apple, slight melon undertone. Creamy with slight oaky finish.

Dusty, oaky bouquet. Crisp apple, slight melon undertone. Creamy with slight oaky finish.

Dec 1st, 2014
Ingrid Marrero

Medium body, stone fruit, smooooth

Medium body, stone fruit, smooooth

Jul 20th, 2014
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

8.8

Zach had this 3 years ago

Zach had this 3 years ago

Jul 13th, 2016
Max Gottesfeld

Max had this 5 years ago

Max had this 5 years ago

May 7th, 2015