Chardonnay, Kutch 2017
Now established as a firm Farr Vintners favourite, this iteration of Kutch's magnificent Chardonnay is more mineral and taut than the 2016. With a nose of struck flint, lemon curd and mandarin blossom, there is an overriding cool lift that is fleshed out with hints of baked vanilla and nutmeg. The palate is pithy and saline, a racy line of acidity cutting through the richer notes of clementine and passion fruit to reveal lemon verbena and lime. The struck flint and savoury spice builds through to a long finish, which is expansive and intense. Already superb, this wine will only improve with a year or two in bottle.
|Score: 18+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, March 2019|
Kutch's 2017 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a pretty, supple wine with lovely orchard and tropical fruit flavors. The Sonoma Coast Chardonnay emerges from own-rooted, dry-farmed vineyards on the Bohan ranch planted in 1972, so it is not surprising this is a fairly rich, phenolic style that favors structure and savoriness more than overt fruit. There is so much to like in this decidedly old school-leaning Chardonnay. I tasted the 2017 from tank just prior to bottling. Today I have a slight preference for the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay over the Trout Gulch. Don't miss it.
|Score: 92/94||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019|
Coming all from the and 47-year-old vines of the Bohan Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast, the 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is an exotic, perfumed effort that offers lots of citrus and orchard fruits intermixed with notes of brioche and a distinct earthy minerality. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and elegant on the palate, this classic cool-climate Chardonnay is a great introduction into the wines of this estate. 2019-2027
|Score: 92||Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, June 2019|
From older plantings on the extreme Sonoma Coast, this is a high-toned, linear and freshly focused wine with an Old World sensibility, light in ripeness and delicate in texture. Floral aromatics lead to a palate of Meyer lemon, sea spray and white flowers, finishing in a twist of grapefruit.
|Score: 93||Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, July 2019|
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