Matthiasson White Blend 2015 | Michelin Star Restaurant Favorite
Matthiasson White Blend 2015 is bright yellow-gold in color with silver shimmers. Beginning with piercing aromas of citrus, honey, white flowers, and spice. While rich, creamy and loaded with juicy white peach, candied lemon, and tropical fruit notes. Yet underscored by a riveting current of sea salt and wet-stone minerality, with excellent energy and a long Burgundy-spice finish. Drink now and for the next 5-7 years. The Matthiasson White Blend 2015 has its trademark spice and mineral quality, with slightly less acid and extra flesh from the warm vintage. The rich Semillon really shined in 2015. Flavors include the trademark white peach, kafir lime, lychee nut, beeswax, ripe fig, and pineapple, with prominent wet stones, oyster shells, and freshly baled straw.
Winery | Matthiasson White Blend 2015 is our conception of a mythical ideal wine…a California wine with a spiritual connection to Friuli, Italy, but also drawing inspiration from the great whites of the Loire, Burgundy, Graves, Alsace, the Rhone, old-school Napa, and Sonoma… actually the list of great whites we are inspired by goes on and on, and it is all wrapped up in this wine. This wine is an attempt at getting at the core of what white wine is all about, the archetypal “white wine,” thus the name. It’s a very intentional blend of four varieties from two vineyards.
From former Opus One winemaker known for Perfection
The French Laundry. Gramercy Tavern. Marea. Each of these titans of the restaurant world makes sure its wine list has room for Steve Matthiasson’s coveted Napa Valley White. With his 2015 Matthiasson White Blend, The San Francisco Chronicle “Winemaker of the Year” has given ample reason why such room is made. But this rich, vivacious white is near-impossible to find — especially since a 2008 vintage that caused Robert Parker to wonder, “Why are there not more California white wines such as this?”
Yet thanks to our relationship with Steve and his wife Jill, your search is over. Hence, the 2015 Matthiasson White Blend is coveted and extremely hard-to-find. So for one of the most compelling under-$40 California whites, we strongly recommend a case-buy. Because once this vintage is gone, it’s gone — and 365 days is a long time to wait for a new vintage of such a delicious white.
Winemaker of the Year Steve Matthiasson
First of all, Matthaisson’s work with Spottswoode, Chappellet, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and his eponymous label has long cemented his legacy. So it didn’t surprise us when The San Francisco Chronicle named Steve its “Winemaker of the Year” in 2014. While the Chronicle predicted Steve would lead a charge to “rewrite the trajectory of California wine. Warren Winiarski of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars exudes, He’s looking for something more permanent, more perennial, more in keeping with what this beverage is meant to do for human beings.
While that begins to capture what Matthiasson has done with this 2015 Napa Valley White. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Ribolla Gialla, and Semillon. In addition with a small amount of Tocai Friulano, drawn from two vineyards in the cool and foggy southern part of Napa Valley. The result? A riveting and rich wine with a clear connection to Northern Italy. Also inspired by the whites of the Loire, Burgundy, Graves, and the Rhône. But perhaps most reminiscent of Jean-Michel Deiss’ co-fermented Grand Cru whites of Bergheim, Alsace. Most of all this is the rare Napa white worthy of being a collection’s pillar.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Rich & Vivacious White Blend that’s difficult to find outside Michelin Star restaurants – get yours now|
|Why now?||Free shipping on 4+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91WA | 91WW|
|What is it?||Napa Valley CA White Wine|
|What’s in it?||50% Sauvignon blanc, 25%t Ribolla gialla, 20% Semillon, and 5% Tocai friulano | ABV 12.9 %|
|When to drink?||now thru 2021+|
|Pair with:||Spicy, Exotic, Shellfish, Soft Cheese, Fish, White Meat|
|Occasion||Perfect for 'Foodie' Get togethers | Rich Fish & Seafood Appetizers|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+ includes free shipping|