Farmer and Winemaker, Matthiasson Wines. SF Chronicle and Food & Wine Mag Winemaker of the Year. Drinker of handmade wines.
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A really beautiful wine, and like all great wines it is seamless and coherent from start to finish, somehow paradoxically melding a dichotomy of acidity and opulence into one logical whole. Aubert deVellaine described this phenomenon as "natural opulence rather than contrived opulence." There is some viticulture and winemaking involved, but it is definitely primarily a terroir thing. These are the wines that somehow rise above the fray, and remind even a cynical winemaker of the mystery. — 20 days ago
Rich, complex, nutty, mineral, deep and complex, dry Marsala is really it's own thing, it probably pairs with all kinds of foods, but to me it's a perfect aperitif, this one is family owned (and the best I've ever tasted), family ownership is pretty cool considering the long history of Marsala in the international wine trade — a month ago
Aptly named, this wine is electric, a wonderful balance between rich flesh and fresh acidity, but, like all great wines, that balance is seamless and meant-to-be, with an vibrant core of zingy intensity that carries through the wine — 8 days ago
No clue on the history of this wine, it came from George Vare's cellar, but it was delicious and old school, lean and green, more Napa 70s than 90s, a reminder of how much there always is to discover even in a wine region you think you know so well. — a month ago
Maple syrup, not just the flavors, but the unctuous mouthfeel, with toasted nuts and caramel, not too sweet though, just luscious, it's fun to break out the dessert wines this winter, the first rainy period in years, had temporarily forgotten the pleasures of dessert wine without any rain or cold — a month ago