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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

Hailing from one of the cooler parts of Napa, this elegant Chardonnay has more in common with Chablis than it does with Carneros. Fleshy and lithe, with flavors of yellow plums, Meyer lemon and honey, the elegant richness on the palate comes from the inherent minerality and a light stirring of the lees in neutral barrels. An exceptionally made wine, from a winemaker who has built a reputation as a first-class grower. It's clear that a wine of this character can only be made by someone who really understands his land and his vines. It's no surprise then that Steve Matthiasson was named 2014's Winemaker of the Year by the SF Chronicle.

- RG

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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