Araujo winemaker produces TWO new gems

Matt (Matthew D. Taylor)  traveled the world in pursuit of soil education.  That would best describe him in one sentence. Stints at wineries like Joseph Swan, Le Montrachet, Leflaive, Jerez, he eventually became the winegrower and winemaker at esteemed Arajuo Estates in the Napa Valley (recently sold to Chateau Latour!).  It was at Araujo that various doors opened widely for this talented youngster.  The Araujos even allowed him to created his own label Matthew D. Taylor.   Matt sourced Chardonnay from one of the best vineyards, Walker Station (Paul Hobbs) and Michaud (another Paul Hobbs source).  His production levels are very low, but incredibly high in the quality department.  Matt also started working with Harry Walker (Walker Station) and developed a “Montrachet Block” from budwood procured from the Reuling Vineyard (See Mark Aubert’s iconic  95+ rated wines)

Matthew D. Taylor 2009  Pinot Noir “Michaud”
250 cases produced
Retail 48.00 – GGWC 44.99 – FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more
Can mix and match with the Chardonnay
Use discount shipping code MDT during check out

The 2009 is everything this vineyard has aspired to and that Matt wanted it to be… BALANCED!  Weight without heaviness, ripe without being overripe or “hot”, layered aromatics and a finish that doesn’t stop giving.  Perfect?  I really don’t know what else to say but,  Enjoy!  It is an understated wine, you are greeted by bright and intense red stone fruit that jumps out of the glass. An attractive elegance on the mid-palate.   Clean, Burgundian quality that intertwines with burst of fruit.  This is Pinot Noir at its best!

Matthew D. Taylor 2011 Chardonnay “Walker Station”
ONLY 100 cases produced!
Retail 46.00 – GGWC 42.99 – FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more
Can mix and match with the Pinot Noir
Use discount shipping code MDT during check out

An extravagant wine that means a lot to me. The 2011 Walker Station offers Crushed rock, white flowers, nectarines, citrus rind, dried apricot, hazelnut and brioche that  make one reminisce of Old World Chardonnays, of which this wines clonal material is founded, from the Montrachet Vineyard in Burgundy. A plush entry followed by focused acidity on the mid-palate and finish. Incredible texture! Great cellaring potential, but why wait?  100 cases produced!

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