Matthiasson Napa Valley Village Chardonnay 2019

2019 Matthiasson Napa Valley Village Chardonnay

The 2019 Matthiasson Napa Valley Village Chardonnay is a favorite of mine. I have been a longtime fan of Steve and Jill Matthiasson’s wines, and this new release tastes like a great Pouilly-Fuissé or Saint-Véran from a warmer vintage.

With no new oak and only 40% going through malolactic fermentation, this is Napa Valley Chardonnay in its purest form. It made me think of Chardonnays from Napa Valley legends like Stony Hill or Montelena with its fresh and vivacious personality. Stock is limited — act fast on this great California Chardonnay deal.

Matthiasson 2019 Napa Valley Village Chardonnay No.1

2019 Matthiasson Napa Valley Village Chardonnay

“Bright, pure, and food friendly with lemon, apple, pineapple, and stony minerality.” – Josh Spurling

To order, stop by the store or click here to order in our online store.

Matthiasson Wines represent some of the purest and most terroir-driven of any in produced in the Napa Valley. Steve Matthiasson is one of the most respected vineyard consultants in the valley. He counts Araujo Estate, Spottswoode, Chappellet, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Long Meadow Ranch, Trefethen, Limerick Lane, and others as clients. He applies this knowledge of the land, the grapes, and the ever-changing climate to his namesake wines.

The Matthiasson Village Chardonnay includes fruit from the old Linda Vista Vineyard, but it also incorporates grapes from some high quality, neighboring vineyards as well. Fermented in stainless steel vats, the wine is aged in older, neutral oak barrels. Tasting much more like a clean and crisp French Chardonnay than a creamy and buttery Calif0rnia one, this stuff is both compelling and unique.

Steve and Jill pick the grapes for this wine at various times throughout the harvest season, and this creates a balanced ripeness in the wine. The nose exudes notes of lemon curd, sea spray, apple, and white peach. Equally compelling, the palate brings fleshy Meyer lemon, crisp pineapple, and stony minerality into play. All in all, this is a lovely bottle of wine at a great price.

Drink this tasty beverage with all sorts of stuff. Roast chicken would work, scallops in a butter and lemon sauce would be ideal, but no food is required. We got our distributor’s last 7 cases of this one, and we’re offering it up well below what it should be selling for.

To order, stop by the store or click here to order in our online store.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville