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Matthiasson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Region/Country
Napa Valley, United States
Rating
93 points

Vintages

2019

Description

In the tradition of Cabernet sauvignon, ours includes a small amount of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, and is blended from six vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. The three AVAs are Coombsville for structure and black fruit, Rutherford for savoury Cabernet characters and bright fruit, and Oak Knoll for soft fruit. It is a Napa Cab of the old school, a blended wine, age-worthy, complex, and begging for a steak off of the grill.

The bountiful spring rains of 2019 set the stage for juicy, vibrant, red-fruited and aromatic wines—spring rains tend to result in wines defined more by bright acidity than by big tannins, and 2019 is a perfect example. A whole range of red fruits and a soft gentle palate, ready to drink right away.

The remainder of the growing season was mild and easy, making for one of the least dramatic vintages we’ve had recently. Just the right amount of fruit, and we could harvest it when we wanted for optimum ripeness.

The fruit was fermented in small open-top tanks and either punched down or pumped over twice per day, depending on flavour; we don’t strive for a high rate of extraction, instead choosing to preserve the freshness and high-toned aromatics. Since the fermentation temperatures were cool, the fermentations were long and slow, mostly lasting around three weeks. The wine was pressed at dryness, blended immediately, and aged for 20 months in a combination of mostly used and a few new barrels (<20% new French oak).

The blend is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec, and 1 % Petit Verdot.

Rating

Score
93 points
Review

Lovely aromas of roses, red cherries, melted chocolate and redcurrants. Medium-bodied with silky tannins. A lot of freshness and energy here. Pretty is a good word. Bright red fruit and rose petals. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
16-18 °C
Alcohol
13%
Cellar until
Now - 2027
Food pairing
Beef and Venison

Tasting Profile

Nose
The nose shows abundant red fruits, lots of bright cherry along with blackberry, cranberry, mulberry, and is framed with hints of mineral/herbal characters such as graphite, cedar, and pencil shavings.
Palate
The palate is vibrant and fresh, with medium tannin and beautiful acidity.

Matthiasson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Matthiasson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
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