Matthiasson

Napa Valley Sweet Vermouth

9.449 ratings
9.420 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
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Chris Harvey

Wowwwwwww

Wowwwwwww

Mar 9th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

This is one of the more usual and pleasant creations I’ve had in Napa.

Dark amber in color. Dried stone fruit; apricot, nectarine & peach. Marmalade, dry pineapple, caramel & butterscotch notes, Lipton tea with sugar, burnt top of creme brûlée, very nice round acidity and a delicious polished finish.

This makes for a great dessert wine or will drink nicely on its own. Worth picking up a bottle and trying at $35. I definitely did.

The Matthiasson Sweet Vermouth is made from a very uncommon varietal in Napa, Flora. It’s a varietal created in the 1950’s from a cross between Semillon and Gewurztraminer. Surprisingly, this varietal still grows in the Yount Mill Vineyard in Oakville.

They pick the fruit late increasing the sweetness during fermentation and adding cane sugar or in wine terminology, capitalize it. 17% ABV but, you never sense it as such.

Photos of, Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson, shots from around their property and their Calistoga vineyard.

This is one of the more usual and pleasant creations I’ve had in Napa.

Dark amber in color. Dried stone fruit; apricot, nectarine & peach. Marmalade, dry pineapple, caramel & butterscotch notes, Lipton tea with sugar, burnt top of creme brûlée, very nice round acidity and a delicious polished finish.

This makes for a great dessert wine or will drink nicely on its own. Worth picking up a bottle and trying at $35. I definitely did.

The Matthiasson Sweet Vermouth is made from a very uncommon varietal in Napa, Flora. It’s a varietal created in the 1950’s from a cross between Semillon and Gewurztraminer. Surprisingly, this varietal still grows in the Yount Mill Vineyard in Oakville.

They pick the fruit late increasing the sweetness during fermentation and adding cane sugar or in wine terminology, capitalize it. 17% ABV but, you never sense it as such.

Photos of, Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson, shots from around their property and their Calistoga vineyard.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Reid Kinnett

More fruit than the last iteration I tasted. Delicious

More fruit than the last iteration I tasted. Delicious

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2016
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

9.1

Way better after open for a couple of days

Way better after open for a couple of days

Aug 23rd, 2016
Katy Jossy Simanski

Dear 8lb 6oz newborn infant Jesus, thank you for bringing this vermouth into my life.

Dear 8lb 6oz newborn infant Jesus, thank you for bringing this vermouth into my life.

May 26th, 2016
Leora Pearl Madden

How sweet it is...

How sweet it is...

Apr 20th, 2016
Alicia

I really hope I can find more before it's all gone!

I really hope I can find more before it's all gone!

Feb 26th, 2016
Sean K McNeely

Viticulture and Viniculture Assistant at Viña Vik Vineyard, Winery and Hotel

9.4

Candied orange peels and marzipan. Aged in half filled barrels to bring out that sherry like nuttiness. Delish.

Candied orange peels and marzipan. Aged in half filled barrels to bring out that sherry like nuttiness. Delish.

Feb 10th, 2016
Jeff Perlegos

Orange & spice & everything nice

Orange & spice & everything nice

Dec 26th, 2015
Jennifer DiDomizio

Make a cocktail or drink it over ice!

Make a cocktail or drink it over ice!

Dec 15th, 2015