NAPA VALLEY STERLING VINEYARDS SAUVIGNON BLANC and MATANZAS CREEK SAUVIGNON BLANC SONOMA COUNTY
TWO SAUVIGNON BLANC WINES FROM CALIFORNIA
Not as intense and fruit-forward as the Sauvignon Blanc wines of New Zealand, nevertheless, the same aromas and flavors are present: grapefruit, lemon citrus, lime, peach, and a grassy component, but much more subdued. These wines are more in the style of Sauvignon Blanc wines of France, Chile, and California. I was drinking Sauvignon Blanc from Chile for several years before those from New Zealand became so popular. These are very food-friendly wines, complementing rather than overpowering food. But, chacon a son gout, as the French would say: (literally) each to his/her own taste; or, in other words, one shouldn't argue when it comes to taste; or, you can't compare apples and oranges. Taste and see!
NAPA VALLEY STERLING VINEYARDS SAUVIGNON BLANC Medium-bodied, with a hint of sweetness. We are fortunate to have a good supply of this wine which is no longer available.
MATANZAS CREEK SAUVIGNON BLANC SONOMA COUNTY 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Semillon. Dry, medium-bodied, crisp, smooth texture, and a lingering finish.