An intensely perfumed fresh bouquet of lime, brightpink grapefruit and lemon thyme combined with notes of green melon, pear and papaya. A medium bodied, and fresh food-friendly wine.
Our Sauvignon Blanc is crafted to express the grape's natural aromatics. We add texture to the palate by aging a small percentage in fine grain French oak. A majority of the fruit in this vintage came from our vineyards in Knights Valley, which is on the border of Sonoma and Napa counties.
|Naturally defined by the three mountain peaks that envelop it, Bennett Valley existed for many years in quiet obscurity – bountifully sustaining an agricultural community that had all but forgotten the valley’s pre-prohibition viticultural roots. It wasn’t until 1977 with the founding of Matanzas Creek Winery that the area’s winemaking potential was once again unearthed. But Matanzas Creek didn’t just breathe new life into the area, it helped revolutionize the entire industry and, in the process, put Bennett Valley back on the map. And now, over thirty years after the release of its first vintage, Matanzas Creek stands at the forefront of California viticulture. Each day yields new and exciting discoveries, and the winery’s future is as bright as its universally celebrated past.