Wine Spectator 90 points - The largest production cuvee of 15,000 cases is the Matanzas Creek 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma, a blend of your classic Sauvignon Blanc cuvee, 25% of the Musque clone, which is very fragrant, and 6% Semillon. This excellent 2012 possesses a wonderful texture, hints of figs, Thai lemongrass, caramelized grapefruit, and a medium-bodied, crisp, pure, fresh, steely style. Drink it over the next several years.
A floral expression, with honeysuckle and apple blossom notes and a crisp, juicy core of lemon, apple and pink grapefruit flavors. Ends with a refreshing finish of Meyer lemon juice.
|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.|