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Wine + Peace
Steve & Jill Matthiasson

Matthiasson Wines

Napa Valley White 2018

Characteristics

Acidity

Body

Umami

Napa Valley White - 2018
Intensity without weight — our highest praise. Ripples on the palate with lime zest, fresh ricotta and acacia blossoms.

Here Steve attempts to create an archetypal white wine, inspired by the great whites of Friuli. It’s an intentional blend of four varieties: roughly 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Ribolla Gialla, 20% Semillon, and 5% Tocai Friulano; and two vineyards: Ryans and Bengier — both cool, foggy sites in southern Napa. Immediately following fermentation, the four varieties are blended and aged on their lees in Boutes oak barrels (15% new), known for their ability to preserve transparency. Malolactic fermentation was blocked through filtration to preserve the wine’s natural acidity.

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Steve & Jill Matthiasson

Matthiasson Wines

Napa Valley, CA

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