Farmer and Winemaker, Matthiasson Wines. SF Chronicle and Food & Wine Mag Winemaker of the Year. Drinker of handmade wines.
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Was surprised to see this gray market treat on a list here domestically, not sold in this country due to our repressive alcohol labeling laws. Have heard a lot about this wine, a field blend of a ton of different varietals, red and white, I love how everything about this project is impractical. It is a light bodied refreshing red wine, doesn't have Ganevat's typical masterful precise touch, but a lot of fun. Cheers to impractical endeavors. — 24 days ago
A non-dosage champagne can be harsh, but this one finds balance by the hints of red fruits rather than sugar, the perceived sweetness from the fruit contrasting the acidity and carbonation makes a different but delightful sparkling wine, feather light and refreshing — 2 months ago
Was surprised to find this on a wine list in Calistoga, probably been there a while given the vintage, had to try it--there wasn't much furmint coming into CA before @Eric Danch --this was honeyed, lots of botrytis character, some tropical fruits, very textured, sort of a "dry" late harvest wine, delicious — 3 months ago
Finally had a chance to try this famous wine (thank you @Matthew Rorick) and guess what? It's frickin' awesome. Brilliant balance, ripe fruit balancing laser acidity, it completely works. Really stunning. Pretty cool when such a highly sought after wine doesn't just live up to the hype but exceeds it. — 2 months ago
The fruit rides up high over the smoke and char, subtle herbaceous notes to keep it interesting...mezcal is like wine but from another planet, delicious and fascinating but alien, a crystalline "distillation" of a plant, yet a plant utterly different than what we are used to. — 2 months ago
Beautiful texture, sort of a slaty peach-juice character, opulent but fresh, it shouldn't be a surprise that a great red wine region makes a great white wine, but I always do feel a tickle of magic to taste the opposite colored variety grown in a traditional wine region — 3 months ago