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Staff Pick

Matthiasson "Linda Vista Vineyard," Chardonnay - 2017

Item # 30940 750mL
$28.99/ Single Bottle
$347.88 $313.09/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A fleshy and complex Chardonnay from renowned producer Steve Matthiasson. Linda Vista vineyard sits on a classic area for Chardonnay in Napa, where cool winds from the oceans come in, giving the wine bright acidity and fresh fruit quality.


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Staff Pick Notes

This is the California Chardonnay that you need to try. Steve Matthiasson has never been about heavy oak and buttery notes. Freshness, purity of fruit and terrioir are at the heart of his winemaking. Golden Delicious apples, yellow peaches, melon, and honey on the nose and matched on the palate. Well balanced acidity which finishes clean with a streak of minerality. This wine is all about pleasure! Drink it up with or a roast chicken and good friends.

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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