2015 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2015
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
California Grapevine: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.8%
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"Aromatic and distinctive, with a touch of green papaya and dried pineapple adding a tropical note to the core of citrus and dried chamomile flavors on the finish. Drink now. 24,934 cases made. -M.W." (WS)

"3. 2015 Matanzas Creek Winery, Sonoma County ($22)-Light yellow; attractive, forward, herbal, grassy, grapefruit and apple aroma with good depth and a hint of jasmine; medium body; fresh, herbal, grassy, citrus and stone fruit flavors with tropical notes and bright acidity; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended. 13.8% alcohol; 24,934 cases; blended with 9% Semillon; released June 2016. (Group Score: 16.1, 1/3/1; My Score: 17 [90/100], fifth place)" (CGV)

Winery Notes:
Our 2015 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc is made from 38+ different blocks, each individually harvested, fermented, evaluated and cared for before blending. Each block expresses different aromatics and textures.

Winemaker Marcia Torres-Forno used seven unique yeasts to elevate the natural flavors of the blocks that were selected. Similar to the previous year, the growing season in 2015 was warm and required an extra effort from the vineyard crew to diligently and carefully manage the canopy; this allowed for perfect exposure for the grapes. Coastal morning fog was especially helpful in balancing the natural acidity.