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Matanzas Creek Winery - Sauvignon Blanc - 2012

Winery: Matanzas Creek Winery
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Type: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Sonoma County-California
Country: United States
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Vintage: 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00
Retailer/Place Purchased: From winery
Shared By: Lewis Perdue
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Shared On: 2015-04-01
Conflict of Interest in Rating this Wine: No


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Opinion: I'd warn friends about this.
Other Comments: When passion and authenticity walk out the door with the owners of a small boutique winery after an acquisition by a huge one, excellence inevitably follows. The acquired wine becomes just another SKU to be managed by someone with more experience with a spreadsheet than with making wine. Matanzas Creek has suffered from that more than most. This 2013 Sauvignon Blanc was sour, thin, feeble on fruit with a bottled water mouthfeel and the substance of a politician's speech. And the sting of being over-taxed: $22. Really? And to show just how out of touch the acquiring winery can be, this is the prize-winning fiction on the winery web site: From Matanzas Creek web site: "Expressive and bursting with aromas of white grapefruit, pumelo, nectarine and lemon thyme, hints of fresh oregano and yellow guava finish out the profile. Crisp in texture with bright acidity, the Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc utilizes our entire breadth of winemaking techniques to create this beautiful wine." Really? Hello Kitty is better connected to reality than that.