Matthiasson

Napa Valley Red Blend

9.326 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Beautiful classically styled Bdx blend, in a great place with some nice secondary stuff seeping in. Nose has black cherry, cassis, wet leaves, tea; tannins are smooth, palate has sweet red and black fruit with earthy and floral elements on the back

Beautiful classically styled Bdx blend, in a great place with some nice secondary stuff seeping in. Nose has black cherry, cassis, wet leaves, tea; tannins are smooth, palate has sweet red and black fruit with earthy and floral elements on the back

Feb 26th, 2021
Santosh Varghese

A stunning example of California!

A stunning example of California!

Jul 15th, 2014
Abe Schoener

Owner/Winemaker Scholium Project

9.6

Over the course of waves of wines: perfect and preeminent among whites, reds, champagnes. #CFEC south bend throwdown.

Over the course of waves of wines: perfect and preeminent among whites, reds, champagnes. #CFEC south bend throwdown.

May 3rd, 2013
John Trinidad

Wine Blogger SFWineBlog

9.8

This is the wine of the night. And there a lot of bottles open. Boom.

This is the wine of the night. And there a lot of bottles open. Boom.

Feb 24th, 2013
Manj Gunawardane

About 30 min to open up. Earth and herbal notes, blue fruits. Silky, lightweight for a Napa red, minerality and some acid for balance. My style!

About 30 min to open up. Earth and herbal notes, blue fruits. Silky, lightweight for a Napa red, minerality and some acid for balance. My style!

Nov 12th, 2018
Sarah Keith

Delicious wine with beautiful balance and really nice fruit.

Delicious wine with beautiful balance and really nice fruit.

Jan 16th, 2015
Rich Shrieve

Matthiasson 2008 NV Red Wine. We had it with a braised brisket of beef. The wine is luscious-- well balanced. Still very full-bodied without a bit of harshness. It's excellent now but would be even better with more time.

Matthiasson 2008 NV Red Wine. We had it with a braised brisket of beef. The wine is luscious-- well balanced. Still very full-bodied without a bit of harshness. It's excellent now but would be even better with more time.

Nov 4th, 2014
Nootaree Niljianskul

About 80$ a bottle from a wine shop. It is very tasty, slight hint of fruits, thereby not too sweet. Very complex layer of taste, perfect blend of boldness (not super strong) and mild fruit flavor. Would definitely have another bottle and recommend people to try it.

About 80$ a bottle from a wine shop. It is very tasty, slight hint of fruits, thereby not too sweet. Very complex layer of taste, perfect blend of boldness (not super strong) and mild fruit flavor. Would definitely have another bottle and recommend people to try it.

Jun 29th, 2014
V M
8.7

Nice right bank style Bordeaux blend. Cherries, chocolate, cedar and bright acidity. Pretty wine that can hold its own with many respected right bank Bordeauxs in a blind tasting

Nice right bank style Bordeaux blend. Cherries, chocolate, cedar and bright acidity. Pretty wine that can hold its own with many respected right bank Bordeauxs in a blind tasting

Jul 8th, 2013
V M
8.6

Aromas and front palate of oak, soil and spice reveals cherries on the mid palate with a still tight spicey finish. This wine still needs time in the bottle. Will taste again after it breaths for an hour. Structure is very age worthy

Aromas and front palate of oak, soil and spice reveals cherries on the mid palate with a still tight spicey finish. This wine still needs time in the bottle. Will taste again after it breaths for an hour. Structure is very age worthy

Jun 12th, 2013