Matanzas Creek

Journey Sauvignon Blanc

2014 | Sonoma County, CA
Rated 90+ Points
$50
BROWSING ONLY
Description
Winemaker Marcia Torres Forno is known for her expertise in the “wine kitchen,” creating beautifully aromatic wine while using a bunch of different fermentation vessels. For this 100% Sauvignon Blanc blend, she sourced half from the Knight’s Valley for bright citrus aromas; a quarter from Alexander Mountain for minerality and texture; and a quarter from Bennett Valley for elegance and generous fruit. Each component was fermented separately in concrete, stainless steel and neutral French oak, then aged on the lees for beautiful texture and complex aromas. A symphony of elderflower, fresh quince, pepper and Granny Smith apples rises from the glass. Intense flavors of sweet white melon, river rocks, citrus and lemon grass are interlaced with bright acidity, driving to a long finish.
Acclaim
91
points
Vinous
AG 2/2016
90
points
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
RP 10/2015
This complex white wine offers layers of aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon, and honeysuckle. Smooth and polished, the finish is long with intriguing notes of exotic spice, peach and ginger tea.

Aromas

  • Grapefruit Grapefruit
  • Exotic Spice Exotic Spice
  • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle

Flavors

  • Exotic Spice Exotic Spice
  • Peach Peach
  • Ginger Tea Ginger Tea
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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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