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Matthiasson Napa Valley Ribolla Gialla 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Expensive, unusual and savory white wine.

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

Grape Variety: Ribolla Gialla

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: Parmesan chicken, garlic and Parmesan pasta and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear orange-salmon color. Light apple, citrus and yeasty aromas. Smooth, slightly oxidative mouthfeel, dry, abundant 100-grit texture and a medium-full body. Cooked apple, mineral and nutty flavors. Fresh acidity, and a long chewy mineral finish. An “Orange wine” that was a heavy white wine, yet it had a freshness that was quite uplifting and refreshing. We both immediately said it was unique, exhilarating and opulent, but with a Napa Valley price tag. It would be interesting to blind taste in a black glass!!! Expensive, unusual and savory white wine.

Matthiasson's Linda Vista vineyard in the Napa valley
Photo from Matthiasson Family Vineyards.

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

See also: our reviews of other Matthiasson wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.1%

Closure: 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.