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2014 Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc "Bennett Valley"

Winery: Matanzas Creek

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Bennett Valley"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Bennett Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 658

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: August 4, 2016

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a green pepper, gun flint and pear like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a green pepper and grapefruit blend with notes of mild minerality. I also detected hints of lime and tangerine. The finish is dry, refreshing and its flavors fade away nicely. This Sauvignon Blanc would pair nicely with food. I would pair it with a swordfish smothered with a shrimp and mushroom risotto. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas: Intense green and yellow pear, Asian pear, white grapefruit, Thai basil, lime, intriguing notes of lychee and fig leaves, with hints of a very attractive lemon blossom.

Organic status: not organic

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