Matthiasson, Cabernet Sauvignon Dead Fred Vineyard 2016Regular price $112.00 Save $-112.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Steve Matthiasson is a California pioneer. Daring to break Napa tradition, Steve and his wife Jill have planted rare, ancient Italian grapes though recognize that Napa loves all the well-known international grapes. A Matthiasson tasting experience, laid out on the picnic table that separates their home from the winemaking operation (with their dog and at least one son stopping by!) shows instantly how the couple reveres the place they farm together. This is real California wine and Matthiasson’s wines are where California wine is headed. Steve Matthiasson is a six-time nominee for a James Beard award, a serious achievement in the wine industry. He has also been named “Winemaker of the Year” by both Food & Wine Magazine and The San Francisco Chronicle. Steve and Jill are long time friends and mentors to Hart & Cru.
This is the first vintage released of this single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard sits on a rocky volcanic knoll, with soil of gray volcanic ash and rylolite (compressed ash) rocks. South-western facing and close to the mouth of the Napa Valley, the vineyard benefits from hot days and cool nights. Fruit is fermented at low temperatures in small, open-top tanks and punched down by hand one to three times per day, followed by 20 months of aging in both new and used French oak.