2016 MF North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
About Matthew Fritz
Founded by winemaker and entrepreneur Matthew Bonnano, Matthew Fritz wines are companion wines to his Napa Valley flagship Cabernet Sauvignon BonAnno. Matthew Fritz was founded on a few simple principles. Seek out and source only from top North Coast vineyards. Let the fruit stand on its own through a pure, clean winemaking process. And ultimately, ensure every bottle of Matthew Fritz is a true representation of both the variety and appellation.
The 2016 wine grape harvest was early, with a mostly normal yield of exceptional quality. The early start in the spring and the mild weather over the summer resulted in long hang time, with great flavor development and very reasonable sugars. 2016 is another solid year amidst a string of excellent vintages.
The 2016 Mathew Fritz Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was sourced from 85% from a single vineyard in Hopland in Mendocino County and 15% from the Red Hills AVA of Lake County. Due to our pricing, and the high quality of the fruit, the provenance of these grapes is protected by non-disclosure agreements. That said, the fruit from each of these vineyards retails for $20 and up.
Renowned winemaker, Jim Milone, crafts, blends and bottles Matthew Fritz in Geyserville, Sonoma County. Jim grew up in the vineyards of his grandfather’s winery in Mendocino County and currently lives in Northern Sonoma. His excellent relationships with wineries and growers throughout the North Coast of California are invaluable to our vineyard sourcing.
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with dark fruits. Inviting aromas of blackberry spicy licorice and deep plum flavors. The palate is an elegant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, combined by dark fruits, brown spices, black salted olives. The tannins are firm balanced with enough acidity to keep it fresh and pure.
Suggested Retail Price: $15.00
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing: 10 months in French oak barrels
Production: 4200 cases
Bottled: October 2017