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Rated 90+ Points
Matanzas Creek
Bennett Valley Merlot
$50.00
2016
750 ml
Winery
Matanzas Creek
Vintage
2016
Variety
Merlot
Region
Bennett Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Acclaim
92 Points, Robert Parker, E.B., Dec. 2019
Description

Bennett Valley’s coastal influence, with its warm days and cool nights, is a perfect place to grow Merlot, and this Merlot is perfection. Layered aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate and raspberry preserves develop into chocolate-covered cherries on the palate. Beautifully balanced with a long finish. Name something better than chocolate-covered cherries. We’ll wait. 

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About Matanzas Creek

Located in the remote and breathtakingly beautiful Bennett Valley region of Sonoma County, Matanzas Creek Winery built its reputation on Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, and produces limited quantities of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bordeaux-style reds. The winery's estate vineyards are sustainably farmed and scattered across Sonoma County, from the cool coast to the inland valleys. In addition to its wines, Matanzas Creek is famous for its spectacular lavender gardens which bloom in early-June.

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