Matt Parish, the highly regarded Napa winemaker, announced a collaboration with Naked Wines, the largest 100% direct-to-consumer winery in America, to release his new collection of Reserve Napa Cabernet: Matt Parish The AVA Series ($69).
The aim of this project is to distill the essence of Napa's sub-appellations, beginning with Oakville and Coombsville, each of which carry a distinct flavor profile, into a world-class bottle of wine. Releasing AVA Reserve Cabernets allows wine enthusiasts to discover and experience Napa's unique vineyards, mile by mile.
"As I celebrate my 33rd harvest and 20th vintage in Napa, I’m delighted to announce the launch of my new sub-AVA collection with two very special bottlings from Oakville and Coombsville,” said Parish. “These have been five years in the making as a collaboration with Naked Wines to bring ultra-luxury wines to wine drinkers. My desire was to create a collection of truly world-class wines to discover, collect, and enjoy on special occasions.”
The first release focuses on the fascinating contrast of Oakville and Coombsville sub-AVAs. These two wines will highlight each area’s unique taste profiles and will take Naked Wines members (known as Angels) on a journey of learning and discovery. Oakville, a long-established benchmark region in central Napa, and Coombsville, a lesser known, newer region in the Southeast corner of Napa, were critical starting points for Matt with their lineage of top-quality vintages and distinct growing conditions.
Parish's new luxury series offers the quality and taste expected from Napa’s high-end wines, at a much more attractive price point. Both wines have a limited production with roughly 3,000 bottles each.
- The first wine in the series, Matt Parish The AVA Collection Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, is from one of Napa Valley’s most revered vineyards located on the western side of Oakville. While wines from this vineyard typically sell for over $200, Matt’s AVA Collection Oakville Cabernet will be available to Angels on the Naked Wines website for $69. The wine is dark crimson in color, with perfumed, dark fruit and toasty oak on the nose, and a palate that typifies luxury - structured, complex, and seamless. GPS coordinates on the label indicate the AVA region where his wine was sourced.
- The second wine in the series, Matt Parish The AVA Collection Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, is from a Coombsville estate blending 3 distinct clones of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate wines from this vineyard sell for over $150 a bottle, but Matt’s AVA Collection Coombsville Cabernet will be available to Angels on the Naked Wines website for $69 as well. Inky in color, the wine exhibits aromas and flavors of lush, dark, ripe berry fruit, earth and oak spice, and a palate that is focused with layers of minerality and fine saturated tannins.