At 12 years old, the 2006 Sonoma-Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay scored 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. The wine is at peak. It’s 13.9% alcohol, printed as small as possible, meaning it’s most likely in the mid-14’s.
It was creamy, still had over-ripe apple and plenty of oak.
It is Estate Bottled and has become a sipping wine rather than a food wine. A score of 16 and a half is very good, but it failed to come up to earlier Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnays that many Dionysian members have enjoyed in earlier wines. In Vino Veritas.