TN: 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

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TN: 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard

#1 Post by Charlie Carnes » March 31st, 2020, 12:19 pm

  • 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (3/31/2020)
    This is an absolute show stopper! My first reaction after swallowing the first clear yellow straw colored sip, was, "Bone dry, Bone meal, wet limestone, and china dust!" After sitting with it for a while I was smitten. It was bone dry to be sure, and bristling electrically. There were light yellow and white stone fruits, and an absolutely awesome perception of desiccated tropical fruit. This is usually not good in a Chardonnay, but it is perfect here, as it never strayed from being chisled flint, precise, cut. It had verve, and was joyous to drink. Man did I like this! (96 pts.)
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#2 Post by RyanC » March 31st, 2020, 12:20 pm

Yeah this wine is awesome. I’m confident it would slay giants if matched up with some wines multiples of its price.
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#3 Post by Dennis Atick » March 31st, 2020, 12:37 pm

Charlie- That is a killer note. Sounds great!
I need to try this wine. Posted in my thread on the 15 SC Chard that I like Jamie's Chards prob more than his Pinot (a bit of hyperbole, perhaps).

Thanks for this note. yum.
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#4 Post by dcornutt » March 31st, 2020, 1:02 pm

Nice note Charlie. I have some of this but I haven't tried it. Sounds like my kind of wine.
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#5 Post by RyanC » March 31st, 2020, 1:33 pm

Dennis Atick wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 12:37 pm
Charlie- That is a killer note. Sounds great!
I need to try this wine. Posted in my thread on the 15 SC Chard that I like Jamie's Chards prob more than his Pinot (a bit of hyperbole, perhaps).

Thanks for this note. yum.
I like Kutch Pinot. I LOVE Kutch Chard.
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#6 Post by Charlie Carnes » March 31st, 2020, 1:40 pm

Thanks guys. I was really impressed. I went back to look at Kutch orders to see how much I have bought. Not enough...
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#7 Post by Chris Seiber » March 31st, 2020, 2:12 pm

"China dust" is a bit of a scary descriptor at this moment, but otherwise loved and fully endorse the tasting note.

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#8 Post by Frank Murray III » March 31st, 2020, 2:30 pm

Atta boy, Mr. Carnes. I'll add to the chorus....
  • 2017 Kutch Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (2/1/2020)
    Opened at 10AM, tasted at 3PM at a chilled temp. Terrific aromatic of sea air, light barrel toast (although I do think Jamie uses barrels that have a few years of age to raise this wine) and white flowers. The palate is rooted in apple, mainly pippin but also some yellow, spicy pear and even a little ginger into the finish. And the same kind of dried green herb note I wrote about in my July 2019 note, I find it here too. Finishes with a citrusy kick, a hint of lemon curd, showing balance. The ripeness, the acidity work in tandem here, and FWIW, this is listed at 12.5%. Delicious.
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#9 Post by Robert Pavlovich » March 31st, 2020, 2:57 pm

RyanC wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 1:33 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 12:37 pm
Charlie- That is a killer note. Sounds great!
I need to try this wine. Posted in my thread on the 15 SC Chard that I like Jamie's Chards prob more than his Pinot (a bit of hyperbole, perhaps).

Thanks for this note. yum.
I like Kutch Pinot. I LOVE Kutch Chard.
Tend to think the new world (CA, OR especially) seems to do Chard better than Pinot.

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