Matthiasson

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

9.314 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Kyle Groombridge

Wow. This is incredible. The nose is phenomenal with soft red fruit, barnyardy crap (in a good way, I’m serious), and a sweet herbaciousness that is out of this world.. it reminds me of my favorite cocktail, The Last Word, where the green chartreuse sticks out. Palate is firm but balanced, chewy fruit. Awesome.

Wow. This is incredible. The nose is phenomenal with soft red fruit, barnyardy crap (in a good way, I’m serious), and a sweet herbaciousness that is out of this world.. it reminds me of my favorite cocktail, The Last Word, where the green chartreuse sticks out. Palate is firm but balanced, chewy fruit. Awesome.

Apr 5th, 2018
Julia Weinberg

Jesus this is good. Feather light but full of dark berries, fresh fennel & spice.

Jesus this is good. Feather light but full of dark berries, fresh fennel & spice.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2012
Katy Jossy Simanski

As great as this was, I would have preferred my husband not open it within days of picking it up. Luckily I stashed away another bottle.

As great as this was, I would have preferred my husband not open it within days of picking it up. Luckily I stashed away another bottle.

Oct 16th, 2016
Ryan Vento

A fine CF from a solid producer. Quaffable and enjoyable to consume, but still not my jam. Vegetal, green, and loaded with minerals, Asian five spice, and bright red fruits.

A fine CF from a solid producer. Quaffable and enjoyable to consume, but still not my jam. Vegetal, green, and loaded with minerals, Asian five spice, and bright red fruits.

Nov 7th, 2020
Ben Christen

This was really good. Reminded me of Catherine & Pierre Breton. Great smooth silkiness, and taste of green pepper and some stone. Lighter body and some tannin. Great cab franc!

This was really good. Reminded me of Catherine & Pierre Breton. Great smooth silkiness, and taste of green pepper and some stone. Lighter body and some tannin. Great cab franc!

May 5th, 2017
Richard Lewis

Basically, if @Steve Matthiasson suggests pairing his Cab Franc with your homemade chicken pot pie, you should listen.

Basically, if @Steve Matthiasson suggests pairing his Cab Franc with your homemade chicken pot pie, you should listen.

Mar 3rd, 2017
Jenna Congdon

Sales Wine Wise/The Vienna Wine Co.

9.3

Jenna had this 7 years ago

Jenna had this 7 years ago

Jan 13th, 2014
Evan McKenzie

Evan had this 2 months ago

Evan had this 2 months ago

Jan 12th, 2021
Bruce Baldinger

Bruce had this a year ago

Bruce had this a year ago

Nov 20th, 2019
Eric Turiansky

Eric had this 4 years ago

Eric had this 4 years ago

Sep 4th, 2017