Matthiasson, Chardonnay "Linda Vista Vineyard" 2018Regular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
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.
Linda Lista comes from the West Oak Knoll area in Napa, one of the classic Chardonnay spots in Napa, which actually was planted by Beringer back in 1989. It is a cool climate area perfect for making fresh Chardonnay with precision while still able to lap up the Napa Valley sunshine. This undergoes two harvests, 80% of which is early and 20% of it later. The wine is aged in neutral French oak barrels.