Matthiasson

Napa Valley White Blend

9.237 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Ribolla Gialla, Tocai Friulano
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

I must say I was a little surprised by our visit to Matthiasson. It’s amazing the amount of wines, varietals and bottling’s they make in a extremely tiny space. As well, the old school wine equipment that produce some very nice to high-end wines. It’s amazing they pull off what they do with facilities so far from the definition of a modern winemaking facility by today’s Napa standards. This says very good things about their staff.

Also, my notes will not be as detailed as I like...our host was speed tasting.

On the nose, lemon, lime, cream, green apple, pineapple, grapefruit, steel/flint and spring flowers.

Full body and a little waxy. Lemon, lime, cream, green apple, pineapple, grapefruit, steel/flint and spring flowers. Nice subtle volcanic minerals and soft chalkiness. Good acidity with a nice finish.

Have most of you picked up on grape shears woven into some of their label artwork?

Photos of; their Estate vines, their tasting room, barrel area and stainless tank area.

I must say I was a little surprised by our visit to Matthiasson. It’s amazing the amount of wines, varietals and bottling’s they make in a extremely tiny space. As well, the old school wine equipment that produce some very nice to high-end wines. It’s amazing they pull off what they do with facilities so far from the definition of a modern winemaking facility by today’s Napa standards. This says very good things about their staff.

Also, my notes will not be as detailed as I like...our host was speed tasting.

On the nose, lemon, lime, cream, green apple, pineapple, grapefruit, steel/flint and spring flowers.

Full body and a little waxy. Lemon, lime, cream, green apple, pineapple, grapefruit, steel/flint and spring flowers. Nice subtle volcanic minerals and soft chalkiness. Good acidity with a nice finish.

Have most of you picked up on grape shears woven into some of their label artwork?

Photos of; their Estate vines, their tasting room, barrel area and stainless tank area.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Meredith Hu

Lime, golden apple, melon, and slightly oily packed with earthy funk.. Searing acidity.

Lime, golden apple, melon, and slightly oily packed with earthy funk.. Searing acidity.

Oct 24th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Textural, crisp, offering another side with each sip. Refreshing way to beat the summer heat while contemplating how fun this wine is in your glass. A little tight, needs some air to open up and really get expressive.

Textural, crisp, offering another side with each sip. Refreshing way to beat the summer heat while contemplating how fun this wine is in your glass. A little tight, needs some air to open up and really get expressive.

Jun 9th, 2018
Eric Urbani

In mag

In mag

Jun 5th, 2018
Michael L S

Fresh from the box, more or less. Really crisp, minerally and with a beam of citrus. Refreshing from the great acidity. Another excellent version of this blend.

Fresh from the box, more or less. Really crisp, minerally and with a beam of citrus. Refreshing from the great acidity. Another excellent version of this blend.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2018
Chris Vactor

Nice aromatics, tarragon, apple, citrus and floral. Good weight for the style. Nice volcanic acidity. Doesn’t have a lot of depth or the finish I’d want to see from this wine. But a great wine none the less.

Nice aromatics, tarragon, apple, citrus and floral. Good weight for the style. Nice volcanic acidity. Doesn’t have a lot of depth or the finish I’d want to see from this wine. But a great wine none the less.

Apr 8th, 2019
Tracy Byrnes

This is an interesting, funky (in a good way) white blend. It’s a flavor train I like to be on. Good acidity to boot. 🚂

This is an interesting, funky (in a good way) white blend. It’s a flavor train I like to be on. Good acidity to boot. 🚂

Mar 28th, 2019
Ned Gray Creed

From magnum. Lift with two hands and touch your neighbor.

From magnum. Lift with two hands and touch your neighbor.

Feb 4th, 2019
Ian Staub

Really feeling this tonight! Purchased at the winery last year. Quite tight up front, but as it gets air and warms, really explodes out of the glass with a lush and complex aroma. Ripe lemon and lime, tree fruit, lychee and pineapple. Blooming white and yellow flowers. Sweet cream, graham cracker and spice. Palate is textured, with persistent acid from the SB, unctuousness from the semillon, and a softness from the oak. Finish is long and complex. I’d recommend drinking this with lighter food (veggies or poultry) so that it can really shine. Can’t wait to get some more!

Really feeling this tonight! Purchased at the winery last year. Quite tight up front, but as it gets air and warms, really explodes out of the glass with a lush and complex aroma. Ripe lemon and lime, tree fruit, lychee and pineapple. Blooming white and yellow flowers. Sweet cream, graham cracker and spice. Palate is textured, with persistent acid from the SB, unctuousness from the semillon, and a softness from the oak. Finish is long and complex. I’d recommend drinking this with lighter food (veggies or poultry) so that it can really shine. Can’t wait to get some more!

Feb 1st, 2019
Randy

Great acidity, green apple, pear on the nose, grassy, decent body but not big, almost wish there was more sauv blanc

Great acidity, green apple, pear on the nose, grassy, decent body but not big, almost wish there was more sauv blanc

Sep 9th, 2018