Sonoma-Cutrer® Chardonnay Garners Top Honors in Annual Restaurant Poll Wine & Spirits Magazine names Sonoma-Cutrer top wine as voted by restaurants

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Restaurateurs and diners alike often rely on their favorite wines when making selections to please the palate, and Sonoma-Cutrer® has once again been named as the top wine in two categories of the Wine & Spirits Magazine's 24th Annual Restaurant Poll.

Sonoma-Cutrer took top honors as the #1 Most Popular Wine by the Glass which encompasses both red and white varietals, and 2013 marks the third time in five years the wine has been named at the top of this overall category. Sonoma-Cutrer also repeated its award of #1 Most Popular Chardonnay for 22 of the past 24 years. The April issue of Wine & Spirits magazine, currently on stands, announces the complete results of their 24th Annual Restaurant Poll. 

"Sonoma-Cutrer is honored that top restaurants from around the country have selected our wine as the top overall Chardonnay and as the top wine by the glass in this prestigious poll," said Tracy Thornsberry, brand manager for Sonoma-Cutrer. "Restaurateurs and their customers look for quality and reliability, and our winemakers take great care in crafting the world's finest Chardonnays year after year."

With a focus on the production of world-class Chardonnay, Sonoma-Cutrer has been crafting wines since 1981 in the esteemed Russian River Valley growing region of Sonoma County, California. Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards utilizes a unique chilling tunnel to air cool its grapes, and the wines are aged in barrels made of specific French oak trees that are individually-selected to the winemakers' needs. The flagship wine, Russian River Ranches Chardonnay, is available in restaurants nationwide while Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is offered in stores for a suggested retail price of $21.50 for a 750mL bottle. For more information on Sonoma-Cutrer, please visit www.sonomacutrer.com or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/sonomacutrervineyards.

Sonoma-Cutrer is one of the fine wines produced and marketed by the Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BF-B) . For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands.  The company's brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide.  For more information about the company, visit www.brown-forman.com. Please enjoy our wines responsibly.

© 2013 Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, Windsor, Sonoma County, California

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