TN: 2017 Matthiasson Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo Devorah Vineyard

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TN: 2017 Matthiasson Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo Devorah Vineyard

#1 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » May 2nd, 2020, 4:32 pm

  • 2017 Matthiasson Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo Devorah Vineyard - USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (5/2/2020)
    An unusual, and perhaps unique blend, of 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Nebbiolo, this has the bright, effusive fruit of Carneros Pinot, along with an extra boost in structure from the Nebbiolo. The Nebbiolo also brings a distinct floral note. It’s a fun wine, that speaks to the adventurous spirit at Matthiasson.
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Re: TN: 2017 Matthiasson Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo Devorah Vineyard

#2 Post by Tom DeBiase » May 2nd, 2020, 4:56 pm

Thanks David, did not know about this wine. Your note makes me want to try one!

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Yup....

#3 Post by TomHill » May 2nd, 2020, 5:12 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 4:32 pm
  • 2017 Matthiasson Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo Devorah Vineyard - USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (5/2/2020)
    An unusual, and perhaps unique blend, of 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Nebbiolo, this has the bright, effusive fruit of Carneros Pinot, along with an extra boost in structure from the Nebbiolo. The Nebbiolo also brings a distinct floral note. It’s a fun wine, that speaks to the adventurous spirit at Matthiasson.
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Yup, David. Had this wine last Sunday (TN to follow) Pretty much my same take on the wine. To me, Carneros Pinot often has more of an earthy character than the high-toned fruit you get from Sonoma Pinot. It reminded me a lot of the old Acacia Pinots of MikeRichmond. Didn't seem to show much of Nebb on the nose but it certainly came thru on the palate w/ a structure in the finish. Quite an interesting wine. The vnyd is owned by a lady who used to work in Steve's cellar. Not sure whether she's going to finish grafting over the Nebb or not.
FrankMahoney used to have a Nebb block down in that area but he eventually grafted it over. No use beating your head against a brick wall trying to sell Nebb when Pinot is a much easier sell, though not necessarily a better wine. Frank's Nebb was pretty good.
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Re: TN: 2017 Matthiasson Pinot Noir & Nebbiolo Devorah Vineyard

#4 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » May 2nd, 2020, 6:18 pm

Tom,

According to Jill Matthiasson, the whole vineyard was grafted over. Some of the grafts did not take, leaving Nebbiolo vines.
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#5 Post by Marc Hauser » August 1st, 2020, 8:36 am

I just drank this last night and agree that this is a fun, delicious wine. The nose was simply gorgeous. Perfect balance. Easy to drink, but not simple in any respect.
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