Matanzas Creek Winery

707-528-6464 6097 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Matanzas Creek stands at a crossroads between sophistication and simplicity. Our wines and our winery effortlessly combine the best of both rustic country charm and refined quality. Our vineyards live in harmony with their surroundings with only a portion of the land planted to vine. The rest is given over to an eclectic blend of native grasses, delicate olive trees, exotic perennials and our famed lavender fields - an inspiriting setting from which the story of our wines takes shape.

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot 2013

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    Dusty chocolate cherry aromas with light raspberry notes and a bit of spice and heat. Smooth and velvety texture on entry, this displays firm tannins towards the mid palate with a fresh mix of red berry and cherry fruit, herbal notes of earth, and a finish that's kissed with oak and zesty oak spice. Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014

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    Cool lemon, melon and apple fruit with tea leaf and spice aromas. Palate is dry but quite fruity with white peach, tangerine and melon aromas up front followed by a crisp acidity and more citrus backbone of lemon zest. Past the fruit of the mid palate this finishes creamy and assertive with notes of vanilla, allspice and a quite lengthy sustaine... Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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    Tropical fruit aromas of mango and banana to open with notes of lemon and spice following. Juicy and full bodied in the mouth, this carries a lot of vanilla and butter notes with some tart lemon and grapefruit, a burst of acidity on the mid palate and a nuttiness to the finish that smooths out towards more citrus and cream. Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley 2013

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    Sawdust aromas immediately on the nose with pencil shavings and nectarine fruit shining through the oaky notes. Highly floral in the mouth, showing a bit of golden berries and pear, and finishing very tartly lemony. Curious and complex and tasty. Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley 2013

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    Sawdust aromas immediately on the nose with pencil shavings and nectarine fruit shining through the oaky notes. Highly floral in the mouth, showing a bit of golden berries and pear, and finishing very tartly lemony. Curious and complex and tasty. Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Helena Bench Vineyard 2013

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    Grassy peach and marmalade aromas are light and feathery on the delicate nose of this wine. In the mouth, tart acidity matches perfectly with a mineral, saline touch of flint and candied orange peel with lemon notes and a lightly creamy finish of herb butter. Very nice. Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley 2013

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    Tropical banana and mango aromas flanked by peach and lemon notes and a pleasant minerality. Bursts with acidity on the attack, leading to some perceived sweetness but finishes tart and lemony with puckering acidity and a whisp of peach and apricot on the long finish. Read More

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  • We finally got the news that we are approved for our planning permit.  Now comes the really trying part:  building permits, contractors' estimates, dislocation, refinancing, and dealing with the neighbor who tried to stop the project and who will harass the contractor.  But it's official:  I get a basement with room for a real cellar with temper... Read More

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  • So i am getting flooded with emails from various wineries updating on their Rose releases.   Every year is different, and I am interested in hearing what is looking good on the market, world-wide and local.  I enjoy Roses across the board:  CA seems to rank in my high numbers, but I'm sure that is a demographics thing.  I also love some French R... Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2006

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    This was our pick for our New Years wine. It was just the wife and myself making a 5 course meal at home. I decanted it for a few hours. I tasted it straight out of the bottle and the tannins were crazy. Out of control like Mr. Toads wild ride. Stuck it in the decanter, ran off the sediment and let it sit for about 2 hours. After those tw... Read More

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