Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015
Matanzas Creek Sonoma Ciunty Chardonnay is a bright straw yellow in color which, expresses aromas of golden delicious apple, candied Meyer lemon, grilled peaches, ginger snaps, pineapple and warm Panettone. Touches of smoke and chamomile blossoms also emerge. The wine is unctuous and enveloping on the palate, with balanced acidity and a clear savory mouthfeel.
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‚Äôs pre-prohibition viticultural roots. It wasn‚Äôt until 1977 with the founding of Matanzas Creek Winery that the area‚Äôs winemaking potential was once again unearthed. But Matanzas Creek didn‚Äôt 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‚Äôs future is as bright as its universally celebrated past.