Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Produced by Matthiasson

2016 was a mild year, warm with an early start, but never too hot. The vintage gave us an elegant Cabernet, aromatic and complex. The nose shows abundant red fruits, lots of bright cherry along with bramble-berries, such as blackberry, cranberry, mulberry, and framed with hints of mineral/herbal characters such as graphite, cedar, and pencil shavings. The palate is vibrant and fresh, with light tannin and beautiful acidity. Decanting is highly recommended. ***Note: For summer months, Matthiasson will provide overnight shipping for $30 for all orders on Vinebase.***

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Roast Lamb, Steak, Short Rib

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Tasting Notes

Blackberry, Minerality, Cranberry, Mulberry, Graphite, Cedar, Pencil Shaving, Herbacious

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Noteworthy Topography

The grapes for this wine were sourced from six vineyards throughout the Napa Valley.

Napa, California

Matthiasson

Steve and Jill Klein Mathiason started Matthiasson wines in 2003 after working for many years in the sustainable agriculture and local food movement. For us, winemaking is a natural extension of farming. Our wines are classical expressions of different grape varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla Gialla and Refosco (originaly grown in the Friuli region of Italy). The wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol. ***Note: For summer months, Matthiasson will provide overnight shipping for $30 for all orders on Vinebase.***

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What's in the bottle
Cabernet Sauvignon (86%)
Petit Verdot (7%)
Merlot (5%)
Cabernet Franc (2%)
ABV: 13.3%
Acidity: ph of 3.65 acidity of 5.3 g/l
Harvest
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley (86%).
Petit Verdot from Napa Valley (7%).
Merlot from Napa Valley (5%).
Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley (2%).
Press: Pressed at dryness
Winemaking
Fermentation: Fermented at low temperature for 3 weeks
Aging
<20% new French Oak, 20 months

Recommendations

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Loved by 7 Tastemakers
Caroline du Pape Tastemaker

"Eating something other than red meat but still want a Napa Cab? Make this refreshing wine your go-to. It's incredible food-friendly and complex. I think you're gonna love it."

Bill Newman | @billwine5 Tastemaker

"Deep purple color appearance. Medium [+] intensity aromas of dark fruits - dark currant, blackberry, gooseberry - and earth tones including bramble along with leather and clove with developing characteristics. Dry and medium acidity on the super pleasant palate with medium [+] intensity flavors of same with traces of wet stone minerality and porta bella mushroom influenced umami, full body, medium alcohol (13.0 ABV) and long finish. Outstanding wine, has potential for further aging (at least ten more years). Link to full IGTV review:  Bill the Wine Guy on Instagram"

Jarod Tastemaker

"An old world take on an ultra-popular grape."

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