84 cases produced - planted 2015, the 2018 vintage is the first crops from these vines. Destemmed and crushed, then fermented in a very small stainless steel tank. Mixture of manual punch downs and pump-overs. Pressed after 18 days on the skins, the wine was then aged in neutral Burgundy barrels for 9 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
A completely different expression of Malbec, bursting with fresh fruits, true to the variety but not the jammy version we normally see. It’s a Malbec with lots of flavor but lightness.
Very fruit forward with notes of red fruits, red plum, red cherry, iris, sage, cocoa, subtle sweet tobacco, medium plus body, balanced tannins, acidity, and alcohol (13.1% ABV).
— 6 days ago
A brilliantly clear and very pale copper/salmon color.
Underripe cherries, violets, rose pedals, toasted brioche, and hints of Marcona almonds on the nose.
Bright citrus, apricot, white cherry, marzipan, and wet stone on the palate with a long subtle finish and decent effervescence.
— 2 months ago
55% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec & 13.9% EtOH
Matthiasson’s version of a classic balanced and age-worthy red wine. A strong trademark structure for aging, this wine is held for an additional three years in bottle before being released.
Brilliant garnet colored wine with pale red rim, fast forming legs
Notes of cedar, tobacco, graphite, pomegranate, raspberry, blackberry, menthol, black cherry, black currant, black plum, smooth tannins, medium acidity, fruit forward. Great age ability. — 4 months ago
1987 Ravenswood Pickberry Field Red
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot
Appearance: brick red color, small garnet core with large pink rim, fast forming legs
Nose: fruits surprisingly fresh given the age, forest floor, mushroom, sun dried tomatoes
Taste: soft tannins, low acidity (almost nonexistent), minor brettanomyces, fresh fruits, red currant, hints of brown sugar — a month ago
A single harvest blended with 50% reserve wines. 7 crus from Coteaux Sud d’Epernay Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs, vines average 40 years of age.
Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 40% Meunier, 10% Pinot Noir.
Dosage: 2.5 g/L
Brilliant soft effervescence. Notes of brioche, citrus, peach, white cherry, green apple, straw, wet stone — a month ago
Matthiasson’s version of a balanced and true-to-place Riesling. These grapes are of the eldest vines grown at the Trefethen property. 105 cases produced. 12.1% EtOH.
A very pale yellow, slow forming legs, dry and acidic wine with notes of lemon zest, honeysuckle, jasmine, chalk, green apple, beeswax. — 4 months ago
100% Chardonnay blend; 2013(50%), 2012(30%), 2011(20%), 4g/L Dosage
45+ year old vines primarily from Vertus village with grand cru parcels mixed in
20% malolactic fermentation
Aged 40% in Burgundy barrels, 60% stainless steel tanks
Aged on its lees for 56 months
The nose reveals a savory and focused style with citrus, minerality, and slight autolysis. The palate is clean and acidic with notes of wet stone, white cherry, green apple, star anise, ginger, almond, and brioche. Brilliant effervescence. — 3 months ago