Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Matanzas Creek Chardonnay 2006

Matanzas is a realtively small winery in northern Sonoma that flies a little under the radar in Canada, but has seen some good press here in the US. Respected for their Sauv Blanc and their Merlot, I opted for the odd duckling and chose this excellent value chardonnay.

On the nose this was classically tropical, with a touch of rocks. The palate, however, was where this stood out: rich and creamy fruit, but surprising minerality and brightness. A fresh and very lively sipper that is not only great value, but cuts the cloth slightly differently from most cali chards. Highly Recommended.

Very Good+
$22 at K&L
NB: For those in Vancouver, Marquis carries these guys at a decent price - check them out!

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