Matthiasson

Michael Mara Vineyard Chardonnay

9.2132 ratings
9.444 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Ian Staub

Made Zuni roast chicken with bread salad, so I felt it was only appropriate to bring this one out for the occasion. Complex fruit profile on the nose - lemon, apple, melon, pineapple, ginger - plus white flowers, with oak contributing a balanced bit of coconut and cream. Creamy mouthfeel with great acid on the back end- fresh and bright yet complex. I’d prefer a slight dialing back of the oak on this wine but that’s really just a matter of taste - this is a super well-made wine.

Made Zuni roast chicken with bread salad, so I felt it was only appropriate to bring this one out for the occasion. Complex fruit profile on the nose - lemon, apple, melon, pineapple, ginger - plus white flowers, with oak contributing a balanced bit of coconut and cream. Creamy mouthfeel with great acid on the back end- fresh and bright yet complex. I’d prefer a slight dialing back of the oak on this wine but that’s really just a matter of taste - this is a super well-made wine.

Jul 3rd, 2018
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.2

Quite good. Fresh and very Burgundian.

Quite good. Fresh and very Burgundian.

Nov 18th, 2017
Dave Kluz

Candy sweet tart fruit and apple. Driven and sharp.

Candy sweet tart fruit and apple. Driven and sharp.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2015
Vinny Eng

Hard to believe these are young vines @matthiassonwine. Bravo.

Hard to believe these are young vines @matthiassonwine. Bravo.

1 person found it helpfulSep 27th, 2014
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

8.6

Dan had this 6 years ago

Dan had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2014
Liz Hale

Drinking beautifully.

Drinking beautifully.

Sep 9th, 2016
Les Huisman

Justin's birthday is really fun so far...
This is delicious. Holy crap, this is just good shit!.

Justin's birthday is really fun so far...
This is delicious. Holy crap, this is just good shit!.

Feb 11th, 2016
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

9.2

I love this wine, even better at Benu

I love this wine, even better at Benu

Dec 28th, 2015
David L

13' Matthiasson Michael Mara. 12.9 % ALC. The weight of this wine & depth is something unique for a California chard...except with a Matthiasson. Sugar cookie batter, peach, crushed rock, pronounced acidity. It's so unusual… after you swallow it the acidity washes clean , except for the front of your tongue, you can still taste that peach/ almonds😋 I think drinking this at cellar temperature, if not even a little warmer is best.

13' Matthiasson Michael Mara. 12.9 % ALC. The weight of this wine & depth is something unique for a California chard...except with a Matthiasson. Sugar cookie batter, peach, crushed rock, pronounced acidity. It's so unusual… after you swallow it the acidity washes clean , except for the front of your tongue, you can still taste that peach/ almonds😋 I think drinking this at cellar temperature, if not even a little warmer is best.

Dec 9th, 2015
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

9.4

Love <3!!!!!

Love <3!!!!!

Oct 23rd, 2015