Matthews Sauvignon Blanc 2019
|United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Intense aromatics of lemon drop, lime peel, honeycomb, honeysuckle blossoms, as well as a chalky minerality. Swirling adds peach pit and lychee with wafting green notes of gooseberry and fragrant fresh herbs. The palate has great polish and weight with a touch more fruit sweetness than the nose suggests. Finishes classically dry and pithy with some mineral nuance that makes it irresistible.
Bright, pale silver-yellow. Brisk, perfumed aromas of lemon drop, mint and tarragon, plus a varietal whiff of gooseberry. At once rich and bright, with lively lemony acidity framing and carrying the wine's intense fruit and herb flavors through a citrussy finish featuring surprising persistence and grip. This strikes me as both riper and brighter than the very good 2018 version. Plenty of palate presence for Sauvignon Blanc. (the Sauvignon Blanc component was done in stainless steel, the Sémillon in French oak)