Steve & Jill Matthiasson

Matthiasson

Linda Vista Chardonnay - 2018

Characteristics

Acidity

Body

Umami

Linda Vista Chardonnay - 2018
No lush foliage here. Instead we get a desert landscape — crisp, tender, and with a purity bordering on abstract.

Due to the southerly orientation of the cool San Pablo Bay, the usual laws governing latitude and temperature are reversed: in Napa it gets chillier the further south you go. This explains why Oak Knoll District, located at the foot of the valley, is one of the coolest vineyard areas. It also explains why, in the 1960s when sweeping decisions were still being made in Napa about what to plant where, Linda Vista Vineyard was selected as an ideal site for Chardonnay. The horizons of California Chardonnay have since expanded, but Oak Knoll still proves a worthy spot for hitting the grape’s higher notes. Steve and Jill’s feels like a throwback to these earlier, more soulful times. 12.2% alcohol.

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Steve & Jill Matthiasson

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