Matanzas Creek Winery

2012 Helena Bench Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc •Helena Bench

California: Sonoma County: Knights Valley

Offer Expired:Mar 06, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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Mission Briefing


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Today’s Matanzas Creek Winery 2012 Helena Bench Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc was awarded 90 points by Antonio Galloni. If you’re anything like our Agent Red, after one taste you’ll start wondering if 90 points was high enough!

This fantastic Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and lively, with plenty of fresh white fruit and citrus notes combined with a savory, layered complexity that takes this wine to another level entirely. The fruit is 100% sourced from the volcanic soil of the Helena Bench Vineyard, which, combined with the exceptional 2012 growing season, allowed the grapes to develop and ripen to absolute perfection.

Enjoy today’s delightful wine with our boldest recommendation.

Tasting Profile


A super pale, almost perfectly translucent straw yellow throughout the glass.


A lovely blend of sweet fruit and savory notes, with lime zest, guava, and white peach rounded out by fresh oyster shells, fennel, thyme, and slate minerality.


Bright and refreshing, with fresh nectarine, lime, and honeydew mingling with fennel leaves, lavender, and subtle herbal tones rounding out the palate.


Well rounded and absolutely delicious, with a soft texture and lively acidity. The citrus notes slowly fade until a touch of slate minerality remains at the edge of the palate.


Perfectly paired with fresh Tamales Bay oysters, eaten on the half shell.

What the Winery Says

Marcia Monahan
90 Points - Antonio Galloni
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California
Helena Bench
Fruit Variety
99% Sauvignon Blanc (55% Clone 1, 40% Clone Musqué, 5% Clone 376), 1% Sémillon 315

About the Winery

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