Matthiasson, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot
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 bottle is a classic example of how Cabernet Sauvignon blends well with its other Bordeaux variety friends—small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The blend comprises of six vineyards across Napa drawn from Coombsville, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll appellations. This bottle spends 20 months in mixed barrels, 20% of which is new French oak.