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Matthiasson Napa Valley White 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING California white wine.

Producer/Winery: Matthiason Family Vineyards; Napa, California.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Ribolla Gialla, 20% Semillon and 5% Tocai Friulano.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Napa Valley, California.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $36.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Wholewheat pasta and chicken with Pesto alla trapanese, Parmesan cheese and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, wheat straw color. Very light pear, lemon and tropical fruit aromas. Smooth, tightly structured, lively, solid medium body and a 200-grit texture. Lots of lemon, peach, pineapple and a tad of petroleum flavors. Edgy acidity and a long zesty finish that carries an unusual mineral taste on and on. Other than the light aroma this was a FANTASTIC white blend. Striking freshness with substantial body, a tartness to the lemon that was really provocative and a richness that created an elegance to the wine. ABSOLUTELY SUPER paired with the Pesto alla trapanese pasta and refreshing sipping after the dinner. Not inexpensive, but an excellent value for a unique and OUTSTANDING California white wine.

Ryans Vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley Appellation is the source of Matthiasson's Sauvignon blanc and Semillon
Photo from Matthiason Family Vineyards.

Comments: Learn more about Matthiason Family Vineyards and their wines.

See also: Favorite Pairings & Recipes: Pesto alla trapanese

Alcohol Content: 12.9%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.