Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 109996
  • TP91
  • ST90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Mother Nature was very kind to us in 2010, providing a mellow and dry summer. The majority of the fruit in this vintage came from our vineyards in Knights Valley, which is on the border of Sonoma and Napa counties. In our opinion, this is one of the best regions for growing Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma County, and the Knights Valley fruit contributes the white peach that runs through this wine. The 2010 vintage resulted in a balanced wine full of citrus and pineapple guava.

Translucent, pale straw color.

Nose: An intensely perfumed fresh bouquet of bright pink grapefruit and passion fruit combined with tropical notes of pineapple guava.

Flavor: Emulating the nose, the palate of bright grapefruit and lime flavor carries a hint of dry oregano and white peach accompanied by a soft, round mouth feel resulting in a medium bodied, fresh food-friendly wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Lovely orange peel and blossom nose; silky and crisp with purity and great acid structure; juicy peach and lush texture; long and bright."
91 Points

"Greenish yellow. Assertive grapefruit and green apple aromas are complicated by lemongrass and white flowers. Dry, bracing and surprisingly concentrated, offering firm citrus and orchard fruit flavors, nervy minerality and a long, racy finish. A grown-up, low-fat, sharply focused style of the variety that I find utterly captivating. This is bottled under screwcap."
90 Points

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Rating:
(12/28/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
This is a smooth yet crisp clean Sauvignon Blanc with just a hint of citrus. This wine pairs well with seafood or ham. Favorite pairing for this wine is Salmon with mango salsa.
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(11/15/2012)
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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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