Matthiasson

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.229 ratings
9.05 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and earthy spice, On the palate black cherry, raspberry and black currant flavors with espresso, mocha and earthy notes. Well balanced, lively acidity, fine ripe tannins long ending with fruit, cedar and herb pepper spice! Nice!

Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruits, herbs and earthy spice, On the palate black cherry, raspberry and black currant flavors with espresso, mocha and earthy notes. Well balanced, lively acidity, fine ripe tannins long ending with fruit, cedar and herb pepper spice! Nice!

Oct 5th, 2020
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red and black currant, red cherry, ripe red plum, cloves, nutmeg, allspice; dry, medium acid, ripe medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of red plum, red and black cherry, red and black currant, cloves, allspice; medium finish, very ripe fruit, but not jammy at all, well integrated, casual, very good

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red and black currant, red cherry, ripe red plum, cloves, nutmeg, allspice; dry, medium acid, ripe medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of red plum, red and black cherry, red and black currant, cloves, allspice; medium finish, very ripe fruit, but not jammy at all, well integrated, casual, very good

Sep 14th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

The nose reveals, bright red and dark ripe, floral fruits. Blackberries, dark cherries, blackberries, black plum, sweet tarry notes, black licorice, vanilla, steeped black tea, funky earthiness, dark berry cola, dry crushed rock powder and dark red florals and violets.

The body is medium with tannins that are teethy, tarry and a little meaty. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, blackberries and black plum. Sweet tarry notes, black licorice, vanilla, steeped black tea, funky earthiness, dark berry cola, dry crushed rock powder, grainy volcanic minerals, rich black earth, dark red florals with violets. The acidity bright & lively. The finish is leaner than in most Napa Cabernets, well balanced, fresh and nicely polished.

Photos of, their Estate property, our tasting, barrels not rocked by the 14 earthquake and another on of their Napa vineyards.

The nose reveals, bright red and dark ripe, floral fruits. Blackberries, dark cherries, blackberries, black plum, sweet tarry notes, black licorice, vanilla, steeped black tea, funky earthiness, dark berry cola, dry crushed rock powder and dark red florals and violets.

The body is medium with tannins that are teethy, tarry and a little meaty. Ripe, floral; blackberries, dark cherries, blackberries and black plum. Sweet tarry notes, black licorice, vanilla, steeped black tea, funky earthiness, dark berry cola, dry crushed rock powder, grainy volcanic minerals, rich black earth, dark red florals with violets. The acidity bright & lively. The finish is leaner than in most Napa Cabernets, well balanced, fresh and nicely polished.

Photos of, their Estate property, our tasting, barrels not rocked by the 14 earthquake and another on of their Napa vineyards.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Michael L S

Well balanced, old school style Napa.

Well balanced, old school style Napa.

May 2nd, 2020
TheSkip

I found this not too dissimilar from my notes last time. A bit austere. Good with good.

I found this not too dissimilar from my notes last time. A bit austere. Good with good.

Jun 23rd, 2020
Jason Gelman

first time trying matthiasson and very impressed. the fruit is so pure and the balance and restraint is exceptional for a 5 year old cab blend. pleasure to try it and look forward to seeing other bottles evolve over time.

first time trying matthiasson and very impressed. the fruit is so pure and the balance and restraint is exceptional for a 5 year old cab blend. pleasure to try it and look forward to seeing other bottles evolve over time.

Apr 28th, 2020
Ben Christen

Always great.

Always great.

Mar 15th, 2020
B Williams

Excellent!

Excellent!

Oct 13th, 2019
Leonard Brown

Big, bold, beautiful Napa Cab! Notes of plum and dark fruit on the nose with a touch of smoke. Smoke, dark fruits, plums and licorice on the palate. A touch of sweetness at first but the finish is balanced and harmonious. Would love to have this with a porterhouse. Definitely a steakhouse wine.

Big, bold, beautiful Napa Cab! Notes of plum and dark fruit on the nose with a touch of smoke. Smoke, dark fruits, plums and licorice on the palate. A touch of sweetness at first but the finish is balanced and harmonious. Would love to have this with a porterhouse. Definitely a steakhouse wine.

Oct 8th, 2019
Curtis Anders

Decanted for an hour. Good acidity. Pretty light on the finish, especially compared to most other Napa Cabs. Really nice now but I imagine it will round out well with age.

Decanted for an hour. Good acidity. Pretty light on the finish, especially compared to most other Napa Cabs. Really nice now but I imagine it will round out well with age.

Jul 27th, 2019