Wind Gap Wines

Luna Matta Nebbiolo

9.156 ratings
9.113 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.3

Though it tastes a bit older than ‘09, it absolutely tastes like Italy - quite possibly the best new world Nebbiolo I’ve had. Color is a pale brick with garnet tinges on the rim, and the nose really jumps from the glass in a way that is both energetic and eroding. Palate features fully mature integrated tannins and firm acid with intense dried cherry fruit, dirty rose water, and some emerging earthy tertiary character. It continues to grow on me with more time in the glass - I think this bottle and I found each other on the perfect day.

Though it tastes a bit older than ‘09, it absolutely tastes like Italy - quite possibly the best new world Nebbiolo I’ve had. Color is a pale brick with garnet tinges on the rim, and the nose really jumps from the glass in a way that is both energetic and eroding. Palate features fully mature integrated tannins and firm acid with intense dried cherry fruit, dirty rose water, and some emerging earthy tertiary character. It continues to grow on me with more time in the glass - I think this bottle and I found each other on the perfect day.

Nov 27th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Medium minus garnet red. A touch dirty on the attack of the nose, dried cherries, strawberries, floral and a little tobacco. Medium tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Dry palate coated in dried blackberries, cherries, a little bit of herbs and some bright acidity in the backend. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2021.

Medium minus garnet red. A touch dirty on the attack of the nose, dried cherries, strawberries, floral and a little tobacco. Medium tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Dry palate coated in dried blackberries, cherries, a little bit of herbs and some bright acidity in the backend. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2021.

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2019
Chris Cottrell

Partner Bedrock Wine Co, Co-founder/Winemaker Under the Wire

9.8

Cali Nebbiolo giving me all the rose pedal love I need

Cali Nebbiolo giving me all the rose pedal love I need

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2014
Vinny Eng

2009 @Pax Mahle Wind Gap Nebbiolo singing with power and grace and elegance!

2009 @Pax Mahle Wind Gap Nebbiolo singing with power and grace and elegance!

Dec 2nd, 2016
Bill Bender

2013 Pinot noir. Young but ready. Lots of sweet cherry, loads of fruit and people pleasing opulence.

2013 Pinot noir. Young but ready. Lots of sweet cherry, loads of fruit and people pleasing opulence.

Dec 29th, 2015
Cyrus Limón

Crazy acidity. Could go for many more years.

Crazy acidity. Could go for many more years.

Jun 28th, 2015
Lauren Marsh

My favorite wind gap wine!

My favorite wind gap wine!

Mar 10th, 2014
Joe Gillies

Hands down the best $9 bottle you will ever find. Similar notes to 7 months ago. Love this!

Hands down the best $9 bottle you will ever find. Similar notes to 7 months ago. Love this!

Jun 26th, 2020
Luke Burke

The first Neb I’ve tasted outside of Piedmonte. This is delicious!! Well done!! 👏🏻

The first Neb I’ve tasted outside of Piedmonte. This is delicious!! Well done!! 👏🏻

Apr 24th, 2020
Brandon Boesch

Tastes Italian. Would love to taste this blind with Italian wines. Excellent body, tannin, dark cherry, herbs, currant, purple flowers. Lovely and awesome to get this for cheap.

Tastes Italian. Would love to taste this blind with Italian wines. Excellent body, tannin, dark cherry, herbs, currant, purple flowers. Lovely and awesome to get this for cheap.

Mar 29th, 2020