For our November #winewednesday, we tried six wines and today I’m reviewing five of them – these came from Spain, Italy and California.
Matanzas Creek Winery sent a three pack of wines – two whites and one red. Matanzas Creek has estate-wines that are certified to be sustainable from two different organizations.
- 2013 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc had notes of lime, grapefruit, nectarine and citrus with herbal notes. This was a great expression of sauvignon blanc.
- 2012 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Chardonnay had notes of white stone fruit with flowers and buttery notes. It was well balanced and had some depth to it.
- 2011 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Merlot had notes of blueberry, tobacco, plum, chocolate and tea leaves. It was smooth, juicy and delicious.
- 2009 Cune Rioja Reserva had notes of plum, licorice, spice, cherry and notes of smoke. It’s a balanced wine and a very drinkable rioja.
- 2012 Liberta Toscana had notes of currant, cherry, cedar, some minerality and lots of balsamic. Trust me – that’s a good thing. I really like this wine. It was complex, but totally approachable.