Matthiasson

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.222 ratings
9.04 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
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
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
TheSkip

Aih great expectations. This was good but not quite where I was hoping it to be. Chalky tannic finish. However, it did improve after an hour of air. I suspect this needs a longer decant and touch of age.

Aih great expectations. This was good but not quite where I was hoping it to be. Chalky tannic finish. However, it did improve after an hour of air. I suspect this needs a longer decant and touch of age.

Jul 17th, 2019
Robert Stackowiak

Classic Napa Cab not over the top - more like Corison or Spottswoode. May 2019.

Classic Napa Cab not over the top - more like Corison or Spottswoode. May 2019.

May 23rd, 2019
Glenn Haberbush

Still young and super tight as to be expected. Definite cherry and tobacco. Very earthy and well structured. Stands apart from the traditional CA cab.

Still young and super tight as to be expected. Definite cherry and tobacco. Very earthy and well structured. Stands apart from the traditional CA cab.

Apr 24th, 2019
Jeff Orlowski

Dark garnet color. Soft, cedar nose. Bold, mild tannins, dry. Mild acidity. Lots of black cherries and blackberries on the palate. Moderate, dry finish.

Dark garnet color. Soft, cedar nose. Bold, mild tannins, dry. Mild acidity. Lots of black cherries and blackberries on the palate. Moderate, dry finish.

Apr 5th, 2019
Tracy Byrnes

This Napa Cab has elegance. Black, juicy fruit. Balance.

This Napa Cab has elegance. Black, juicy fruit. Balance.

Mar 28th, 2019