Matthiasson

Napa Valley Red Blend

9.349 ratings
9.315 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
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

9.3

Happy birthday to wifey! Old school Napa. Red and blue fruits, olives, black tea, rosemary, thyme, leather. Elegant, restrained, delicious.

Happy birthday to wifey! Old school Napa. Red and blue fruits, olives, black tea, rosemary, thyme, leather. Elegant, restrained, delicious.

2 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.3

Happiness is a warm gun mama. Or in this case a pair of ruby shears, berry, earthy, and ever-so-slightly herbal.

Happiness is a warm gun mama. Or in this case a pair of ruby shears, berry, earthy, and ever-so-slightly herbal.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2015
Katy Jossy Simanski

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Black cherry, cassis, bell pepper, tobacco, violets, vanilla and clove.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Black cherry, cassis, bell pepper, tobacco, violets, vanilla and clove.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2015
David L

10' Matthiasson Red Blend . When I visited the old farmhouse a few years back I wrote down the blend...55% Merlot 35% CB & the rest of it? A rare sighting these days of 13.1% ALC.
After trying this wine a few years back, I thought it needed a bit of time.
I decanted for two hours . Color-Dark red brick. Nose- Black olives, violets. Palate- Wow this is nothing like I remembered it. Ripe black fruits(cherries, black plums). Black tea, dark chocolate, mint, herbs. All these flavors with a supple punch to it. There's no need to wait that much longer before drinking this . Very enjoyable bottle.

10' Matthiasson Red Blend . When I visited the old farmhouse a few years back I wrote down the blend...55% Merlot 35% CB & the rest of it? A rare sighting these days of 13.1% ALC.
After trying this wine a few years back, I thought it needed a bit of time.
I decanted for two hours . Color-Dark red brick. Nose- Black olives, violets. Palate- Wow this is nothing like I remembered it. Ripe black fruits(cherries, black plums). Black tea, dark chocolate, mint, herbs. All these flavors with a supple punch to it. There's no need to wait that much longer before drinking this . Very enjoyable bottle.

Jan 27th, 2017
David L

It was very nice. Too many other great bottles.

It was very nice. Too many other great bottles.

Jan 1st, 2016
Corey Zamora, CSW

Love this. Mostly merlot, followed by all the classic Bordeaux varietals. Excellent wine.

Love this. Mostly merlot, followed by all the classic Bordeaux varietals. Excellent wine.

Apr 28th, 2015
Julia van der Vink

Production Forlorn Hope Winery

9.8

Power, elegance, restraint. California at its best.

Power, elegance, restraint. California at its best.

Jan 21st, 2015
Mark Freund

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm still battling a head cold so my tasting powers are sub-optimal...having said that, I liked the restraint, balance and texture of this wine. Should age gracefully.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm still battling a head cold so my tasting powers are sub-optimal...having said that, I liked the restraint, balance and texture of this wine. Should age gracefully.

Jan 9th, 2015
Rachel Stinson Vrooman

It's a coravin kind of night ;-)

It's a coravin kind of night ;-)

Jan 6th, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Judgement reserved under the throes of a cold.

Judgement reserved under the throes of a cold.

Dec 5th, 2015