Matthiasson

Phoenix Vineyard
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 72
Vintage

2019

Matthiasson

Phoenix Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Certified Organic, dry-farmed, estate grown, hand-farmed vineyard
  • This wine was born from ancient sea-floor shale soils on a steep east-facing hillside
  • Aged in a large Demi-Muid vessel to capture the beautiful high-toned aromatics
  • Old-school, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that carries the elusive “weight without heaviness”

The east-facing, steep hillside Phoenix Vineyard sits on a unique ridge of ancient marine shale soils. The rock content and sea minerals of these soils create unique wines with high-toned red fruits, perfumed and exotic, with a lightness in the mid-palate yet a long, firm and structured finish. The old heritage vines are farmed organically, completely by hand.


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; James Beard Award Nominee in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

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.

Nos Caves Vin

2501 Wroxton
Houston  TX  77005
713-722-0181

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