MoonShadow Grove - Manzanillo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 Harvest 500ml
2016 New York International EVOO Competition Gold Medal
Los Angeles International: Gold Medal
Central Coast California: Gold Medal
Napa Valley: Gold Medal
California State Fair: BEST OF CLASS, BEST OF DIVISION, & Gold Medal
California Olive Oil Council: Silver Medal
This is a robust extra virgin olive oil. The pepper taste and grassy aromas really stand out, and are accompanied by a strong bitterness and pungency overlaying the fruit. It will stand up well against other strong flavors.
Aroma - Grassy
Flavor - Strong Peppery
Bitterness - Strong
Pungency - Strong
Strong robustness – A bold and robust oil with strong notes of grass, herbs, pepper and tomato leaf.
About the Producer:
Rich and Diane Mathews are responsible for this award winning and tasty EVOO. During his college years, Rich spent his summers on a family dairy farm in the agricultural heartland of the Midwest. This led to a lifelong fascination with the plants, animals, and machines involved in food production. Moving to California instilled an appreciation for fresh, organic produce and sustainable management of resources. When given the opportunity to participate in the rebirth of the artisan olive oil industry in California, Rich jumped. He brings the same attentiveness, precision, detail and focus on quality to the olive oil business as he used in his first career as a semi-conductor designer (development and operations). Rich & Diane are committed to producing these fantastic oils and are now turning a 1940’s Dairy Barn into the MoonShadow Grove office and packaging site in Paso Robles, CA.