The color is a garnet red. On the nose is a collection of fresh herbs, including thyme, sage and clove with hints of hawthorn and quince followed by dark boysenberries and cherries. The flavors of blackberry and moist earth notes coupled with clove, pepper and quince give this wine exceptional balance and soft tannins.
Naturally defined by the three mountain peaks that envelop it, Bennett Valley existed for many years in quiet obscurity bountifully sustaining...
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 s pre-prohibition viticultural roots. It wasn t until 1977 with the founding of Matanzas Creek Winery that the area s winemaking potential was once again unearthed. But Matanzas Creek didn t 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 s future is as bright as its universally celebrated past.