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Staff Pick

Matthiasson White Blend - 2017

Item # 36386 750mL
$32.96/ Single Bottle
$395.52 $355.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A refreshing blend of white Italian grapes made by winemaker Steve Matthiasson. This thirst-quenching white is ideal for pairing with oysters, lemon chicken, and grilled vegetables. Great texture and complexity with vibrant acidity and minerality.


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Staff Pick Notes

I sympathize with the modern American winemaker. She has to build and sell wines like Olympic athletes, boxing them in predetermined categories to take home medals. How terribly stifling! This wine is primarily Sauvignon Blanc blended with a handful of other Italian varietals. The result is something wonderfully atypical. A bouquet of orange blossom, rich custard, and exotic citrus. At the core of the palate are plump citrus fruits skewered with rich minerals from end to end. You won’t see this competing with other 100% Sauvignon Blanc wines. You’ll see this at the top of the podium in the Freestyle category.

- SD

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.

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite...

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