Matthiasson, Chardonnay Napa Valley Linda Vista Vineyard, Napa Valley, California 2020
LEMON CURD & CARAMEL, PEACH, HONEY & BOSC PEAR
After many years of working in sustainable agriculture, in 2006 Steve and Jill Matthiasson decided to buy a small parcel of land tucked away behind a subdivision in West Oak Knoll to plant their own vines. Five years later, the Matthiasson’s leased the Linda Vista Vineyard from which this crisp Chardonnay comes from. The now 30+ year old vines were originally planted by Beringer in the late 80s, the Matthiasson’s since converting the plot to organic. Harvesting at varying levels of ripeness and the use of old French oak brings us a complex, well balanced wine that transports us back to the early days of Napa Chardonnay.
Serving Suggestion: Grilled honey garlic pork chops w/ cranberry pecan salad. Pea and ricotta ravioli. Cripsy sweetbread w/ lemon mushroom cream sauce. Blackened tuna steaks.