FREE Delivery on orders over $100 for members

Matthiasson Napa Valley Linda Vista Chardonnay 2020

A$95.00

Availability
Out of stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Napa Valley, United States
Rating
90 points

Vintages

2020

Description

Winemaker of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle and Food & Wine Magazine

Steve and Jill Matthiasson, since the 2003 founding of their winery, have not only practiced viticulture and enology in a style that made them one of the earliest proponents of ‘new California winemaking,’ but demonstrated their understanding that the human component of winemaking extends far beyond the winemaker. Steve’s notoriety as one of the United States’ most intuitive American viticulturists and most sought-after vineyard managers speaks to his continued forward momentum of working cleanly in his vineyards and encouraging others to do the same.

​In 2011 Matthiasson leased the Linda Vista Vineyard. The West Oak Knoll area where they live is one of the classic Chardonnay spots in Napa, going back to the 60s when the climate there was considered too cool for full-bodied reds. The cool winds and clay soils here preserve zesty acidity and freshness, while the Napa sun provides richness and ripeness. Leasing the vineyard and farming it themselves gave them the control to feel comfortable producing a challenging and iconic variety like Chardonnay, where crafting “balance” means walking a razor’s edge in a genre with such iconic examples.​The vines were originally planted in 1989 by Beringer, and Matthiasson is proud to take their turn caring for them as the vineyard reaches true maturity.

Rating

Score
90 points
Reviewer
Wine & Spirits
Review

Steve and Jill Matthiasson lease this vineyard across the creek from their home in Oak Knoll. The vines were planted in 1989, the site certified organic, farmed by Matthiasson to produce this light chardonnay. The alcohol may only be 12.2 percent, but the wine feels rich and harmonious, melding its fruit into the influence of oak and malolactic fermentation, adding notes of baking spice and fresh cream.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Alcohol
12%
Cellar until
Now - 2029
Food pairing
Crab cakes to chicken salad, lobster with drawn butter or even grilled pork chops.

Tasting Profile

Nose
Golden Delicious apples, yellow peaches, musk melon, and honey greet the nose and persist through to the palate.
Palate
Medium acidity is balanced by pleasant fleshiness, finishing very clean with a hint of minerality.

Matthiasson Napa Valley Linda Vista Chardonnay 2020

Matthiasson Napa Valley Linda Vista Chardonnay 2020
Bottle
Out of stock

Suggested for you

Exclusive wine,
exceptional service.

The Reserve Cellars. ABN 89621364994 Liquor License 196883. The Reserve Cellar supports the responsible service of alcohol. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. WARNING: Under the Liquor Act 1992, it is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $6,000). for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500).

Facebook logo Instagram logo LinkedIn logo