Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine 2017
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The Sauvignon blanc brings a clean fresh citrusy acidity and some tropical character. The Ribolla gialla brings seashell minerality, nuttiness, and structure to the blend. The Semillon contributes viscosity and waxiness that adds gravity and weight. The Tocai friulano adds spicy aromatic notes. The acidity and fruit expression is balanced by a rich lees character and a faint backdrop of creamy oak. There is interplay in the wine between lightness and richness, and focus and complexity. The 2017 White Wine has its trademark spice and mineral quality, and despite the warm year the wine carries its trademark acidity and freshness. This was partly the result of more leaf cover in the vineyard, and partly due to earlier harvesting. Trademark flavors include white peach, kafir lime, lychee nut, beeswax, ripe fig, and pineapple, with prominent wet stones, flint, oyster shells, and freshly baled straw.
Refreshing and very subtle, with notes of ginger, citrus zest, white peppers and dried flowers. Dashes of lanolin and saline add a savory note that lingers on the finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Ribolla Gialla, Sémillon and Tocai Friulano. Drink now. 727 cases made.