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2014Sauvignon Blanc

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2014Sauvignon Blanc

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The goal with the Matthews Sauvignon Blanc is to get it into the press as fast as possible. We ferment primarily in stainless steel to mellow the fruit from the warmer sites, but also in concrete, to enhance the minerality and grassiness we get from the cooler sites. Every year, we look at what the vintage has given us and adjust our blending process to maintain the fruit and texture we want to see. This wine is generally bottled young, as early as 4-5 months after press, to capture and hold onto that summer ripeness.

Food Pairing Recommendations

Artichoke dip, grilled asparagus, fresh tomatoes, spicy tapas, raw oysters, black cod. The Sauvignon Blanc is summer in a glass, and it loves summer foods. It’s ideal before dinner with some artichoke dip, creamy cheese or grilled asparagus. It’s a great friend of fresh tomatoes, but substantial enough to pair with chicken or spicy tapas. It brings out the very best in raw oysters, and it’s the perfect sip between bites of scallop or black cod, but it’s equally at home around a communal bowl of steamed clams. Whether you want to really focus on your meal, or just have a tasty glass of something while watching the sun go down, this is a reliably rewarding summer wine to reach for.

Tasting Notes

Warm tropical yellow tree fruits. Pineapple, yellow guava with citrus and grapefruit rind. A big, rich tropical style with fruit musk and spicy citrus notes. The palate is dense but more restrained than the nose. Polished with enough sweet fruit to serve chilled.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyards

Stillwater Creek Vineyards, Sagemoor Vineyards

Vinification

Fermented in 30% concrete and 70% stainless steel

Alcohol

14.0%

Cases Produced

480

Drinkability

Now-2017

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