2018 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc

Year: 2018
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.7%
Price :
$12.95

NEW RELEASE AND A PRETTY DARN GOOD PRICE!

"The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County contains 4% Sémillon and opens with loads of stone fruits: white and yellow peaches, apricot and quince, with wet stone, gooseberry, cut grass, lime pith and an underlying spicy layer. The palate is light to medium-bodied, gregarious and energeticfull of flavor and with tangy acidity to lift the long, mineral-driven finish. I love the bright personality of this wine! 22,100 cases produced." (WA)

Winery Notes:
OUR ESTATE:
For the past four decades, Matanzas Creek Winery has focused on creating site-expressive wines. Throughout the years our methodology has remained the same: utilize a range of vineyard clones and fermentation vessels, and explore new farming and winemaking techniques, to produce thoughtfully crafted, expressive, and balanced wines.

WINEMAKING:
Two different French clones of Sauvignon Blanc were harvested in the beginning of September 2018. The 2018 growing season was long and provided a large grape crop. The two clones, 376 and 530 are well adapted to the cooler climates in Bennett Valley. This wine is picked to maintain natural acidity, providing a racy acid backbone but also having great palate weight and aromatic intensity. 100% barrel and puncheon fermented and aged on lees for 7 months. Stirred monthly. date of harvest: September 5th-21st 2018

WINE PROFILE:
Color: Pale straw

Aromas:
Lemongrass, candied lemon, asian pear, white guava, ginger flavors

Palate:
Crisp acidity, cool climate mineral backbone, briny, pumelo citrus, with a curvy mouthfeel

VINTAGE NOTES:
Starting off with a rainy spring, the 2018 harvest set records for size and surely will dazzle with quality. The growing season was a bit cooler allowing grapes to ripen gradually and develop more and complex flavors and aromas. The Sauvignon Blanc quality from our Sonoma County vineyards was impeccable.

Serving Recommendations:
Chill to 60°F, enjoy!