Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Sonoma County 2011, $20: This wine is high fashion in a glass: laser-sharp acidity, focused ripe, tart fruit, and then throw in an explosive floral/herbal character that sets the tone for the whole wine. The fruit is grapefruit and lemon and lime and green melon. It’s complex, it’s tart-dry, it’s a total expression of quality. Let it warm up in a glass, and you can catch the viscous, tropical, sweet notes on the midpalate. Ten percent was fermented and aged in very fine-grained neutral oak. Pair it with Michigan whitefish, lake perch or pickerel. It’s a beautiful wine.
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