Matthiasson Napa Valley White Blend 2014

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Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

Winemaker’s attempt to create the archetypical white wine—he may well have succeeded. Certainly one of my faves. Blend of sauv blanc, ribolla gialla, semillon and tocai friuliano and it seems like everything contributes toward a very complex profile. Nose has tropical fruit, spice, sweet hay and briny oyster shell. It’s waxy and viscous in the mouth but not heavy, with plenty of acidity lending a sense of freshness. Palate has a broad spectrum of fruit, from tangy lemon lime and bitter grapefruit to peach and apricot and pineapple, with some vanilla and toasted nuts. Have a few more of the ‘14s from the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, looking forward to seeing where they go from here.

Winemaker’s attempt to create the archetypical white wine—he may well have succeeded. Certainly one of my faves. Blend of sauv blanc, ribolla gialla, semillon and tocai friuliano and it seems like everything contributes toward a very complex profile. Nose has tropical fruit, spice, sweet hay and briny oyster shell. It’s waxy and viscous in the mouth but not heavy, with plenty of acidity lending a sense of freshness. Palate has a broad spectrum of fruit, from tangy lemon lime and bitter grapefruit to peach and apricot and pineapple, with some vanilla and toasted nuts. Have a few more of the ‘14s from the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, looking forward to seeing where they go from here.

9.5

Matt Perlman Delectable Pro

One of the great white wines of California in my book. Green-gold in the glass, aromas of tropical, citrus and ripe stone fruit, nutty butterscotch, fresh grass, chamomile, somehow unctuous and light and fresh at the same time

One of the great white wines of California in my book. Green-gold in the glass, aromas of tropical, citrus and ripe stone fruit, nutty butterscotch, fresh grass, chamomile, somehow unctuous and light and fresh at the same time

9.4

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Opened to kick off Father’s Day last week. Shout out to the WNH and the commemorative glasses produced by @Carl Fischer which were easy to hold while my youngest and I dominated the annual corn hole tournament

Opened to kick off Father’s Day last week. Shout out to the WNH and the commemorative glasses produced by @Carl Fischer which were easy to hold while my youngest and I dominated the annual corn hole tournament

9.4

Scott Wren Delectable Pro

This is a Boudreaux Blanc type of thing. Nice and refreshing but a bit too acidic for me.

This is a Boudreaux Blanc type of thing. Nice and refreshing but a bit too acidic for me.

8.8

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Blind, was sure this was Austrian. Wow. Minerals. Melons. Snap. Truffle. Earth. Apples, lemons. Lime zest.

Blind, was sure this was Austrian. Wow. Minerals. Melons. Snap. Truffle. Earth. Apples, lemons. Lime zest.

9.3

Cathrine Todd Delectable Pro

This 2014 Matthiasson white blend is around 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Ribolla Gialla, 20% Semillon, and 5% Tocai Friulano shows the great potential for white blends in Napa Valley. A decadent white with rich tropical fruit, honeyed covered apples and wild flowers with bright acidity that invites one for another glass. 

This 2014 Matthiasson white blend is around 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Ribolla Gialla, 20% Semillon, and 5% Tocai Friulano shows the great potential for white blends in Napa Valley. A decadent white with rich tropical fruit, honeyed covered apples and wild flowers with bright acidity that invites one for another glass. 

9.0

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Good as always.

Good as always.

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Lovely once more. Fun, acid driven, citrusy blend.

Lovely once more. Fun, acid driven, citrusy blend.

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Grand Tasting - May 13, 2017

Grand Tasting - May 13, 2017

Michael L S Delectable Pro

50% Sauvignon blanc, 25% ribolla, 20 % semillon, 5% fruilano. Crisp, citrus, mineral, bright and pretty complex.

50% Sauvignon blanc, 25% ribolla, 20 % semillon, 5% fruilano. Crisp, citrus, mineral, bright and pretty complex.

Location

  • 271 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10023

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-8PM
    Sunday: 12PM-8PM

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