Matthiasson Napa Red 2011 Matthiasson Napa Red 2011 Matthiasson Napa Red 2011 Download PDF

Winery Matthiasson
Varieties56% Merlot / 32% Cabernet Sauvignon / 8% Cabernet Franc / 2% Malbec / 2% Petit Verdot
Farming Practicespracticing organic
Year Vines Were Planted1940-2000
Fermentationall lots are co-fermented at low temperatures in small, open-top tanks / punched down by hand 1-3 times a day, depending on taste during the fermentations / 24 day maceration
Maturation50/50 neutral/new French oak (Taransaud, Boutes, Bossuet) // 20 months of elevage, with only one racking when it was blended
Item NoT02905-11
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Napa Valley
Matthiasson Napa Red 2011

The Red Hen Merlot Vineyard, along Dry Creek, at the very top of the creek’s alluvial fan. The vines have extremely low yields, barely making over a ton per acre of intense and concentrated fruit. In the mouth of the Dry Creek canyon, upstream from the Red Hen, the Meadowbrook Cabernet Sauvignon receives the nightly air current off of Mt. Veeder. The vineyard sits on old creek deposits, and the spots selected for harvest are on shallow clay with coarse sand, over dry cobbles and silt. Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot are grown on the The Matthiasson Vineyard. Malbec comes from one of Steve’s clients in St. Helena