TWI96+ The 2021 Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard comes skipping out with expressive notes of grapefruit oil, green mangos and fresh pears, plus suggestions of orange blossom, acacia honey, and cashews. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock full of stone fruiting citrus flavors, supported by a racy backbone and satiny texture, finishing long and zesty.
Estate notes: The 2021 Krutz Chardonnay is an unfiltered blend between the new world Old Wente clone and the old world Montrachet clone. Aged sur lie for the life of the wine, there is a richness and complexity in texture that balances the present and refreshing acidity. Tropical fruit and the expected minerality from the Soberanes Vineyard are on full display with a backing of subtle oak and a lingering finish of lemon zest. 50% new French oak barrels. 13 months. 205 cases. Winemakers: Patrick and Cole Krutz
Krutz Family Cellars was founded in summer of 2003 in Monterey County when Patrick Krutz produced sixty cases of wine. The idea was to purchase a ton of grapes a year in order to produce a small amount of wine for family and friends. However, demand soon changed that plan and Krutz Family Cellars continues to grow in an effort to supply that demand. In 2011 Bryan and Cole Krutz joined their brother Patrick as owners and Krutz Family Cellars is now a family owned winery located in Sonoma County.
Our KRUTZ wines are built with one purpose, build the best. This starts in the vineyards where we have full control of our various KRUTZ blocks. This includes, but not limited to, farming practices, yield control, irrigation calls, and night time harvest dates. Once the fruit is received, we cut no corners. Hand sorting, whole berry integrity, new Taransaud French Oak fermenters, and gravity-fed, Free Run Only Wine (no press fractions) straight to the finest French Oak barrels on the market are just some of the critical core components to making the best wine possible.