Matanzas Creek

Sonoma County Chardonnay

2018 | California
New Arrivals
$30
BROWSING ONLY
Description
This inaugural wine is a blend of 100% Chardonnay sourced from high-elevation vineyards above Alexander Valley, which bring tension and power, and from the cool Bennett Valley, which adds crispness and vibrancy. Winemaker Marcia Torres Forno’s gift for bringing out a wine’s aromatics shines with this bottle. Lilies, apricots, candied pineapple, beeswax and orange blossom repeat on the nose and palate. Refreshing acidity and a smooth finish are just icing on the cake.
Acclaim
91
points
Vinous
AG 7/2021
90
points
Wine & Spirits
JG 10/2020
Crafted to exemplify an expression of the fruit, this white wine has aromas and flavors of grilled nectarine and white lilies with hints of pineapple and key lime pie. Minerality balances this elegant wine.

Aromas

  • Grilled Nectarine Grilled Nectarine
  • White Lily White Lily

Flavors

  • Pineapple Pineapple
  • Key Lime Pie Key Lime Pie
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About Matanzas Creek

Located in the Bennett Valley sub-region of Sonoma County, Matanzas Creek Winery earned its reputation as a pioneer for Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot in the 1970s. The winery's estate vineyards in Sonoma County are sustainably farmed, extending from the cool coastline to the inland valley and producing a diversity of expressions of its celebrated Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wines. Beyond the widespread recognition of the wines, Matanzas Creek is famous for its stunning lavender gardens.

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