2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
About Matthew Fritz
Founded by vintner and entrepreneur Matthew Bonanna, Matthew Fritz is the companion wines to his Napa Valley flagship, BonAnno Cabernet Sauvignon. Matthew Fritz was founded on a few simple principles; seek out and source from top North Coast vineyards, let the fruit stand on its own through pure, clean winemaking process. And ultimately, ensure every bottle of Matthew Fritz is a true representation of both the variety and appellation.
Northern California’s 2019 season was near picture-perfect and considered classic. Just the right amount of early heat in the spring to acclimate the grapes was followed by mild temperatures that continued throughout the season and offered superior flavor development. Late rains in May also benefited many growers. A steady string of warm weather carried through September leading to long hang times, even ripening, and distinctive flavor development.
Fruit for this wine was sourced from prime vineyards within Sonoma County.
Renowned winemaker, Jim Milone, crafts, blends and bottles Matthew Fritz in Healdsburg, 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.
The 2019 is fresh with dark cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, bell pepper, and cedar. The palate is lively with mouth-watering acidity from the layered dark fruit, and firm tannins add a long textured finish.
Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
Ageing: 10 months in French oak
Production: 5000 cases