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Saturday, April 25, 2009

2007 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc

Since 1977, Matanzas Creek has been churning out elegantly balanced wines that have been highly regarded as some of Sonoma County's best. Their Sauvignon Blanc is for me perhaps one of their best offerings. It's non-grassy style with a round mid-palate provides a full flavored and long finishing, crisp white wine. At Matanzas they blend in 13% Sauvignon Musque into the Sauvignon Blanc and also ferment a portion of the wine in neutral French oak barrels. These techniques provide extra complexities and help fill out the mid-palate.

On the nose I get a very nice lemon grass aromas combined with hints of yellow grapefruit, lilac, and slight hints of pineapple. There is a soft creaminess that is also present and in my tasting notes I wrote - "Neutral oak?" . I soon found out later when I downloaded the tech sheet that I was indeed accurate with my assessment.


On the plate this wine has a fantastic acidity and shows flavors of lemon zest, kiwi, lime, grapefruit, and a touch of mandarin on the finish. The texture is nice and round and the flavor profile is quite full and exuberant. This is a great summer wine that speaks "refreshing". 88 points

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