2017 MF North Coast
About Matthew Fritz
Founded by winemaker and entrepreneur Matthew Bonnano, Matthew Fritz wines are companion wines to his Napa Valley flagship Cabernet SauvignonBonAnno. Matthew Fritz was founded on a few simple principles. Seek out and source only from top North Coast vineyards. Let the fruit stand on its own through a pure, clean winemaking process. And ultimately, ensure every bottle of Matthew Fritz is a true representation of both the variety and appellation.
California’s 2017 harvest wrapped up early this fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought. Vineyard. The drought is over with the season beginning with rainfall that refilled reservoirs and replenished soils. Harvest began early at a normal pace in many regions, and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Temperatures cooled mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing red grapes to ripen gradually. Many regions are reporting reduced yields due to the heat spell, but vintners are reporting strong quality for the 2017 vintage.
Our 2017 Matthew Fritz Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from small carefully tended vineyards in the cool coastal climates of Mendocino County.
Renowned winemaker, Jim Milone, crafts, blends and bottles Matthew Fritz in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Jim grew up in the vineyards of his grandfather’s winery in Mendocino County and currently lives in Northern Sonoma. His excellent relationships with wineries and growers throughout the North Coast of California are invaluable to our vineyard sourcing.
Our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is a pale straw color. Its aromas are accented by lemon zest and crisp golden apples, with a touch of spice and floral notes. This lively wine is fresh and clean with crisp acidity.
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Ageing: 100% stainless steel
Production: 5,000 cases