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Matthiasson Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

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Matt Trader, TWP Delectable Pro

I was immensely surprised when I had my first sip of this "Francophile's dream" of a Chardonnay. Gorgeous star bright golden color, and a pretty, soft nose - lilies, lemon zest, and honeysuckle. The pallet is fairly acidic, but balanced with candied lemon and pineapple fruits stealing the show, and light notes of marangue and a very crisp tart finish. I'd say that it had a very nice similarity to Mâcon-Village, with similar alcohol, and similar acid. It is by far one of the best values in the Chardonnay world, and atypical of Napa Valley in my opinion, which is refreshing. It'll need a couple more years before it's showing its true potential, but even in youth it is fantastic. Bravo, @Steve Matthiasson

I was immensely surprised when I had my first sip of this "Francophile's dream" of a Chardonnay. Gorgeous star bright golden color, and a pretty, soft nose - lilies, lemon zest, and honeysuckle. The pallet is fairly acidic, but balanced with candied lemon and pineapple fruits stealing the show, and light notes of marangue and a very crisp tart finish. I'd say that it had a very nice similarity to Mâcon-Village, with similar alcohol, and similar acid. It is by far one of the best values in the Chardonnay world, and atypical of Napa Valley in my opinion, which is refreshing. It'll need a couple more years before it's showing its true potential, but even in youth it is fantastic. Bravo, @Steve Matthiasson

9.1

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Lunch wine with Fatted Calf sandwich. I love this stuff.

Lunch wine with Fatted Calf sandwich. I love this stuff.

9.3

Jessica Senning Delectable Pro

Sommelier Restaurant Trattoria Popolare, Writer Dinvinguide.se/Rosemary and the Deerhunters, Taster Aperitif horeca magazine

Lush aromas of raw almond, stone fruit and lemon leaves. Juicy acidity, good length and discreet minerality followed up by persimmon, yellow kiwi and chestnut. Lovely wine with good aging potential. A joy to drink.

Lush aromas of raw almond, stone fruit and lemon leaves. Juicy acidity, good length and discreet minerality followed up by persimmon, yellow kiwi and chestnut. Lovely wine with good aging potential. A joy to drink.

9.7

Alder Yarrow Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger Vinography

Racy lemon pith and grapefruit with crushed stones and white flowers.

Racy lemon pith and grapefruit with crushed stones and white flowers.

9.2

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Tonight's wine is the 2014 Matthiasson Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay. On the nose I get lemon peel, green apple, yellow apple, some minerality and a hint of sourdough bread. On the palate there is fresh squeezed lemon juice , granny smith apples, melon rind, a touch of honey and minerality. Medium + acidity and a long fresh clean finish.

Tonight's wine is the 2014 Matthiasson Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay. On the nose I get lemon peel, green apple, yellow apple, some minerality and a hint of sourdough bread. On the palate there is fresh squeezed lemon juice , granny smith apples, melon rind, a touch of honey and minerality. Medium + acidity and a long fresh clean finish.

9.0

Dave Kahler Delectable Pro

Burgundy on a budget, and from Napa no less. I would never blindly call this Napa Chard. This wine is clean, crisp, delicate, and precise. Great acidity and the minerality comes through. Are we really in the New World? The neutral oak and 2/5 malo just enhances the wine beautifully and gives it softness and elegance. Drink it while you can, because I'm going to buy as much as I can afford.

Burgundy on a budget, and from Napa no less. I would never blindly call this Napa Chard. This wine is clean, crisp, delicate, and precise. Great acidity and the minerality comes through. Are we really in the New World? The neutral oak and 2/5 malo just enhances the wine beautifully and gives it softness and elegance. Drink it while you can, because I'm going to buy as much as I can afford.

9.5

Maura Passanisi Delectable Pro

This might be the best CA Chardonnay I've had (imo), particularly for the price. Pure, unadulterated flavor- crisp, clean fruit with no butter or oak.

This might be the best CA Chardonnay I've had (imo), particularly for the price. Pure, unadulterated flavor- crisp, clean fruit with no butter or oak.

9.2

John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company Delectable Pro

Still searching for that holy grail. A little hard at the edges. Always seems like I'm listening to Ornette Coleman when I drink these wines.

Still searching for that holy grail. A little hard at the edges. Always seems like I'm listening to Ornette Coleman when I drink these wines.

7.9

Dave Loretta Delectable Pro

Fair disclosure, I sell this wine in our wine shop, but there's a good reason @Steve Matthiasson

Fair disclosure, I sell this wine in our wine shop, but there's a good reason @Steve Matthiasson

9.3

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

2014 Vintage. New world nose, old world palate w/ tons of minerality and balanced acidity. Pretty.

2014 Vintage. New world nose, old world palate w/ tons of minerality and balanced acidity. Pretty.

9.3

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm

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