TN: 2018 Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley)

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#1 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 1st, 2020, 12:16 pm

  • 2018 Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley (8/1/2020)
    Stellar bottle of Chardonnay from Matthiasson, and for a very reasonable price ($30). Mid-weight, full of citrus and green apple tones, and just the barest hint of spice on the finish. It’s refreshing and easy to drink, with enough depth of flavor that it doesn’t feel simple. Definitely appreciate the freshness on another in an interminable string of hot summer nights.
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#2 Post by Joshua Kates » August 1st, 2020, 4:12 pm

Good to hear you liked this, David,

I was not very impressed with their Mara chardonnay (2013) nor the earthquake cuvee. Their Napa white generally has been a winner for me, but I began to think that there single variety bottlings just were not up to snuff.
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#3 Post by James Mc » August 1st, 2020, 4:48 pm

Thanks for the note David. I have a couple of these as well, but have not opened any. What are your thoughts on drinking window? Think they can lay down for a bit?
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#4 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 1st, 2020, 5:02 pm

Joshua Kates wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:12 pm
Good to hear you liked this, David,

I was not very impressed with their Mara chardonnay (2013) nor the earthquake cuvee. Their Napa white generally has been a winner for me, but I began to think that there single variety bottlings just were not up to snuff.
We disagree. I love their Cabernet program, including the Earthquake wine. The Napa White is the best CA White Blend IMO, surpassing Arnot-Roberts, Bedrock, even my other fave, Massican. Granted my favorite wine they make is the Matthiasson Red, but their Red Hen Vineyard Merlot is also stunning.
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#5 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 1st, 2020, 5:03 pm

James Mc wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 4:48 pm
Thanks for the note David. I have a couple of these as well, but have not opened any. What are your thoughts on drinking window? Think they can lay down for a bit?
A couple of year perhaps. The freshness is really captivating, so I might open one if I were you.
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#6 Post by Nicolas G. » August 1st, 2020, 5:56 pm

Just had the 16 refosco and 16 Mara chard tonight and I think I enjoyed the Linda vista more. Both wines tonight were fun with pizza though. Refosco was sour plums and cranberry with a little herbal note that paired well with sausage pizza. The Mara Chardonnay had a light apple and vanilla note with good acidity. We paired that with a peach and corn pizza and then a peach cobbler(recent non appetite recipe) Matthiasson is fun for dinner parties as they always compliment the food so well.
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#7 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 1st, 2020, 6:09 pm

Yum.

FWIW, I always prefer Linda Vista to the Mara Chard.
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#8 Post by James Mc » August 2nd, 2020, 9:14 am

Firstbottle has this for $24.95 with free shipping on 6 bottles. Heck of a deal.

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#9 Post by Frank Murray III » August 2nd, 2020, 9:34 am

Buek, we opened the Quake Cuvee last night and I had one small pour of it and then, poof, my family had crushed the bottle. What a cool value that was for $48 way back when. Still doing the Matthiasson Cabs.
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#10 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » August 2nd, 2020, 10:07 am

Frank Murray III wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 9:34 am
Buek, we opened the Quake Cuvee last night and I had one small pour of it and then, poof, my family had crushed the bottle. What a cool value that was for $48 way back when. Still doing the Matthiasson Cabs.
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