Matanzas Creek Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 37678
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE91
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Winemaker's Notes

A glimmering, pale straw gold color delights the eye while aromatic floral notes join with ripe apple, apricot, citrus and oaken vanilla. Tropical fruit bursts on the tongue - mango, and papaya, accented with gingery spice. Barrel fermented and aged seven months sur lies in French oak, the wine brings toasty oak into harmony with luscious fruit and spice. Simultaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentations produce a wine with breadth and texture, but with uncommon balance and elegance. Subtle butter notes on the nose let the rich fruit show through, while a backbone of crisp acidity brings all the flavors into focus. Our 1999 Chardonnay finishes full and creamy and can be expected to age well for several years.

Learn About Matanzas Creek Map ItMap It

Founded in 1977, Matanzas Creek Winery is located on the site of a retired dairy farm in Sonoma County's Bennett Valley. In 1985, the original winery, a converted dairy barn, gave way to a modern winemaking facility and since that time the Estate's Bennett Valley vineyards have grown to include over 280-acres of Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah. Vineyard acquisitions in Sonoma Valley,...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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