Matthews Sauvignon Blanc 2001

Sauvignon Blanc from Yakima Valley, Washington

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Item No. 59732
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Since 1993, Matthews Cellars has produced a Semillon dominant white wine blend. Although Sauvignon Blanc has typically been included in the blend, it has never been substantial enough to bottle on its own. Due to lower crop yields and deficit irrigation at Klipsun Vineyard, we now have what Matthew believes to be the best possible source of Sauvignon Blanc. The juice was then fermented in 100% stainless steel at 56 degrees for 97 days. No malo-lactic fermentation occurred before the wine was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling. This classic French style wine has great acidity and a lush mouth-feel. Although made to pair with food, this wine serves well as an aperitif for warm weather evenings.

Learn About Yakima Valley

Washington's first appellation, Yakima Valley has over one third of the state's vineyards. The rolling foothills of the Cascades give the vines a good sun angle, so grapes are well-ripened come harvest time. Merlot dominates the plantings here, creating elegant wines with complex fruit, herbs & structure. Syrah continues to grow in popularity, creating blanced wines with...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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