Sonoma-Cutrer Les Pierres
Les Pierres is a beautiful, pale straw color with a slightly green hue. This particular vintage is richly aromatic with bright citrus of lemon curd and Meyer lemon highlighted by peach, baking spice with just a hint of cedar, and Les Pierres’ classic chalk and slate minerality. Sunny citrus flavors, melon, and lime are well integrated with the oak and complimented with flavors of roasted nuts, spice, and mineral notes. The wine has a beautifully balanced mouthfeel with Sonoma-Cutrer’s signature citrus-laced acidity and a long, juicy barrel spice finish that lingers on the palate.
Each vintage of Les Pierres exemplifies our Grand Cru approach to winemaking. Grapes are hand-harvested in shallow bins to ensure they arrive at the winery in perfect condition. While fruit awaits sorting, grapes are kept cool to preserve the fruit’s fresh flavors and natural acidity. After hand-sorting, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed to avoid bitter tannins. The cool, golden-green, free-run juice settles naturally in tanks for 24 hours and is racked and yeasted before heading to French oak barrels for fermentation. One hundred percent of the vintage is barrel-fermented on the lees in one-year-old oak for five months. Individual block components are then blended to create the cuvée and placed in three-year-old oak for additional aging. Bottled on December 4th, 2019 the wine was bottle-aged for an additional twelve months before releasing.
2021 East Meets West Wine Competition - Double Gold
2020 West Coast Wine Competition - Gold
2020 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition - Gold
2020 Sunset International Wine Competition - Gold, 91 points
2020 Critic's Challenge - Gold, 90 points
2020 San Diego Wine Challenge - Platinum, Best White Wine, Best of Class, 96 points
Bottle Size: 750ml