Farmer and Winemaker, Matthiasson Wines. SF Chronicle and Food & Wine Mag Winemaker of the Year. Drinker of handmade wines.
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Why does fresh fruit and fresh turned soil smell so good together? Gets me every time. Gorgeous aromas followed by a light refreshing palate cleanse. The more wine I drink, the lighter I like my reds. — 2 days ago
I love the food possibilities of orange wines, this one will go with squash soup, kale, and lobsters, can't think of a better pairing. This one is thick and chewy, lots of orange rind and herbal spices, super tangy. — 5 days ago
Aligote is such an under-rated variety, this rendition shows all of the crisp palate and serious tannin, big structure with a light presence. It's a unique juxtaposition, and they really got it here, rather than making Chardonnay lite. — 12 days ago
The care this wine is made with shows, and boy does it age, concentrated botrytis character, pretty special that a wine this particular and difficult to produce is made in Napa Valley and has been for years. — 2 days ago
Carignan is one of those varieties, like Merlot or Grenache, that really needs to be in the right place, it can often be so simple, but this one is a lesson on the tremendous depth that it can achieve, first vintage from a new producer/fellow back-to-the-lander, you can taste the sunshine, rock, and garrigue (chaparral for Americans). — 2 days ago