2011 MATANZAS CREEK SAUVIGNON BLANC
"The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley is direct, focused and very nicely balanced. Partial aging in cask gives the 2011 an attractive richness without overpowering the wine or detracting from its vibrancy. Hints of pear, apricot and jasmine flow through to the round, inviting finish. A portion of the 2011 was aged in cask, but the oak is not especially noticeable. This is another gorgeous wine from Matanzas Creek. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016." Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate 91 points
|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.