Matthiasson Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
This juicy and clean wine is from the Linda Vista Vineyard just across the creek from the Matthiassons' house in the Oak Knoll Area. Shows notes of bartlett pear, green apple, white peach, crenshaw melon, pineapple, and a touch of meyer lemon. The incredible brightness and mineral acidity lend this wine to pairings with an array of seafoods—including oysters, razor clams, and sand dabs, or even a roasted chicken.
100% Chardonnay. Matthiasson Family Vineyards is a family endeavor, the effort of Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson and their two young sons. They have both had life-long careers in sustainable agriculture and apply those ideals of balance, restraint, and respect for the individual—and for the whole—to their wine. Their production is simple but careful—a concept that is central to the tradition of viticulture and winemaking. To that end, their hands literally touch every vine and every bottle.