The Dead Fred Vineyard sits on a volcanic knoll in Coombsville, bathing in sunshine during the day and benefitting from the cooling influence of Napa Valley at night. This lush Cabernet Sauvignon is vibrant and fresh with beautiful acidity and light tannins.
For Jill and Steve Matthiasson, the road to Napa was long and winding. Steve was born in Winnipeg, Canada and lived there for the first few years of his life before moving to Tucson, Arizona. It wasn't until college ...Learn more
“Steve Matthiasson describes this as ‘old school’, and says he’s copying the classic Napa Cabernet style, which was itself copying Bordeaux! It’s a truly brilliant wine, with a really fresh nose of blackcurrants and red fruits. The palate is fresh and detailed with grippy red fruits and some blackcurrant. Real precision here. The antithesis of super-sweet spoofulation.”
“Mid crimson. Sweet, fresh fruit with real structure and bite ... absolutely correct and with a beginning, middle and end. If anything, less formulaic than the average red bordeaux.”
“The palate is limpid and fresh, offering richness and texture throughout. It pays homage to Bordeaux, but the style is not harsh or pinched.”