The Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2018 is one of the Jackson Family Wines stable of labels. Matanzas Creek Winery has produced wine for over 4 decades. The grapes are sourced from Estate vines using Clone 4, Clone 76, 72, Wente, and Upper Barn. With most Chardonnay in the value price range, the winemaker gets grape variations from sourcing grapes from a hillside in this AVA, from a coastal vineyard in that AVA, so and so on.
But with the Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley Chardonnay, since the grapes are grown in their own Alexander Valley AVA vineyards, the variations come from the careful selection of Chardonnay clones. This Chardonnay under went full malolactic fermentation and was aged in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new barrels.
That’s the Matanzas Creek Alexander Valley details and in the course of this Podcast Quake and Dave discuss this Chardonnay, make obtuse references, and have fun drinking really good wine.