California, United States
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir crafted by Steve Matthiasson from vines planted on fractured, young, volcanic rock at the Southern base of Coombsville. This site is shadowed by the cinder cone that formed and still influences this truly unique part of Napa Valley.
Introducing Castrucci Wines
This vineyard is one of the most unique terroirs in all of Napa. Perched on a hillside of fractured rock, and shrouded with morning fog and afternoon sea breezes, the Castrucci vineyard is like no other vineyard I've experienced says winemaker Steve Matthiasson. At the southeastern mouth of the valley, it looks over the San Pablo Bay straight at the Golden Gate and the Pacific Ocean. The rocky soil and western exposure drives ripening, but the cool climate maintains freshness and acidity. This results in wines with a lot of depth and character, but zesty mineral freshness.
David Castrucci along with his wife Dawn and their 3 children purchased the property in 2011. Finding the right people to farm and eventually make wine took another 2 years. Jason Ray is Steve's great friend and confidant in vineyard work. Jason has worked with Matthiasson on vineyard work for over a decade. Outside of Steve's Estate in Oak Knoll, the Castrucci property is the only other Estate parcel that Steve Matthiasson is in autonomous control over.