Phoenix Vineyard
2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 78



Phoenix Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Certified-organic, dry-farmed, estate grown, hand-farmed vineyard
  • Ancient sea floor shale soils on a steep east-facing hillside
  • Aging in a large foudre to capture the wine’s beautiful, high-toned aromatics
  • Old-school, ageworthy Cabernet Sauvignon that carries the elusive “weight without heaviness”

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Steve Matthiasson

Winemaker, Matthiasson

Winemaker, Steve Matthiasson

Years of working with different wineries on the vineyard side of the business has helped me understand the relationship between viticulture and wine. After a decade of exploring making wine from different grape varieties, vineyard sites, and farming techniques I started making our Matthiasson wines in 2003. I strive to make wines that are ripe and powerful yet food friendly and moderate in alcohol. We grow traditional Napa varieties like Cabernet and Chardonnay as well as less common varieties such as Ribolla Gialla and Cabernet Franc.

Country born: United States

Education: B.S. Philosophy, Whittier College
M.S. Horticulture, University of California, Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Winemaker of the Year, Food & Wine Magazine and San Francisco Chronicle; Six-Time James Beard Award Nominee, Slow Wine Snail.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our philosophy is to focus entirely on the vineyard, growing grapes that naturally make balanced age-worthy wines which complement food and require a minimum of intervention in the cellar.

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