Sonoma County, California
Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Merlot is a beautiful red wine gem from Sonoma. For the past four decades, Matanzas Creek Winery has focused on creating site-expressive wines. Sonoma County Merlot includes fruit sourced from vineyards across three appellations (Alexander Valley, Bennett Valley and Knights Valley) and from an eclectic diversity of soils, sun exposure, clones, rootstocks and altitude. This diversity is the cornerstone of the rich complexity of this wine.
Within the complex profile of Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Merlot you will find a triumvirate of red, black and blue fruits. The nose opens to a medley of red cherry and raspberry, Satsuma plum and sage, with a hint of cocoa powder in the background. The palate is sleek and savory, framed by vibrant acidity and seamless tannins with notes of black slate and graphite that carry through to a lengthy yet elegant finish. Aged 100% for 17 months in French/American oak, 27% new French oak.
Enjoy Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Merlot with veal chops, roast pork, creamy pastas and aged cheeses.