Matthiasson

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.298 ratings
9.325 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

Raise your hand if you can remember the last Napa Cab you had that was 13.2%ABV or under. So nice for a change of pace wine like this from @Steve Matthiasson .

As a ‘12, I was still fairly shocked at the youth-fullness of this. Very dry and chalky up front. Dark chocolate. The nose was very dominant of muddled raspberries, tar, almost ripe blackberries. Really opened after an hour or so...a bit more floral, but also more plum, raspberries and a very herbal and mineral focused finish. Very enjoyable. Nice,
@Mark Flesher !

Raise your hand if you can remember the last Napa Cab you had that was 13.2%ABV or under. So nice for a change of pace wine like this from @Steve Matthiasson .

As a ‘12, I was still fairly shocked at the youth-fullness of this. Very dry and chalky up front. Dark chocolate. The nose was very dominant of muddled raspberries, tar, almost ripe blackberries. Really opened after an hour or so...a bit more floral, but also more plum, raspberries and a very herbal and mineral focused finish. Very enjoyable. Nice,
@Mark Flesher !

Apr 20th, 2018
Kyle Groombridge

Lovely lovely bottle of wine right here. Gorgeous aromatics of rose petal, sweet cherry, eucalyptus, mint, and some earthy funk. Palate is as poised, smooth, and soft as you'll ever find in a Napa cab, which is not to say it's light-bodied.. not at all. Rich, but uber-soft on the palate. Like a silk dress. Awesome wine.

Lovely lovely bottle of wine right here. Gorgeous aromatics of rose petal, sweet cherry, eucalyptus, mint, and some earthy funk. Palate is as poised, smooth, and soft as you'll ever find in a Napa cab, which is not to say it's light-bodied.. not at all. Rich, but uber-soft on the palate. Like a silk dress. Awesome wine.

Dec 10th, 2017
Nate Garnero

More Bordeaux than California. Slight tart berry on the finish. .

More Bordeaux than California. Slight tart berry on the finish. .

2 people found it helpfulJun 11th, 2015
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.3

Tasted blind amongst some great Napa wines and performed very well. Very elegant, pretty red raspberry nose. Elegant and restrained on the palate, but still vibrant and youthful. A wine with lots of soul and personality. Well done Steve!

Tasted blind amongst some great Napa wines and performed very well. Very elegant, pretty red raspberry nose. Elegant and restrained on the palate, but still vibrant and youthful. A wine with lots of soul and personality. Well done Steve!

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2015
Grant Simpson

Cranberry, dark cherries, graphite, and greenness, tannic and tight. Open for about an hour in decanter and started to hit its stride!

Cranberry, dark cherries, graphite, and greenness, tannic and tight. Open for about an hour in decanter and started to hit its stride!

Apr 17th, 2017
Chris Harvey

Very light on its feet. Really beautifully done.

Very light on its feet. Really beautifully done.

Dec 20th, 2016
Bob Wilson

Impressive wine.

Impressive wine.

Nov 16th, 2016
Rachel Stinson Vrooman

Everything I want from a Napa Cab Sauv - Matthiasson spends some serious time in the vineyard encouraging his grapes to ripen early for low alch

Everything I want from a Napa Cab Sauv - Matthiasson spends some serious time in the vineyard encouraging his grapes to ripen early for low alch

Jun 25th, 2014
Justin Croxall

2010

Apr 2nd, 2014
Éric Núñez

Very nice Napa Cab. So nice we ended up having three bottles.

Very nice Napa Cab. So nice we ended up having three bottles.

Oct 4th, 2018