Matthiasson, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016Regular price $80.00 Save $-80.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot
Steve Matthiasson is a California pioneer, building his reputation on vineyard management of top properties up and down the California coast. As farmers, Steve and Jill recognize that Napa loves Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and many well-known international grapes. He always felt there was a need for an honest glass of Cabernet that was perfect for the table and ready to drink, yet the quality of the fruit should still be pure and unmanipulated. 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 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.