Grape Varieties: 100% Ribolla Gialla
Story behind the label:
The Ribolla gialla represents seven rows in our home ("MATTHIASSON") vineyard in the Western Oak Knoll area of Napa Valley. It was grafted onto 15 year old Merlot vines. George Vare was given a few sticks of the budwood from Josko Gravner in 2001 and grafted it into his own vineyard, which Steve was managing. Steve and then Jill in love with the variety in the process, and immediately grafted the variety into their own vineyard when they purchased it in 2006. Steve Matthiason
Wine behind the label:
The Ribolla gialla tastes like hazelnuts, baking spices, Meyer lemon curd, Bartlett pear, but most of all it has a stony minerality that is incredibly distinctive. There is supple tannic structure and fresh balanced acidity, with great weight and length given the low alcohol.
Food Pairing: A very good allrounder, good with rich creamy dishes, white meats, full flavoured Fish like Monkfish
Alcohol (ABV): 12.1 %