2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2017 Matthews Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a several small vineyard parcels within three AVA’s: Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, and the Columbia Valley. Harvested by hand in the early morning between September 8th - October 31st. It was hand-sorted and fermented in the winery using both stainless steel (77%) and Concrete tanks (23%). The free-run wine was cellared in French oak (54% new) for 18 months. Evaluated over 40 times by our winemaking team, only 53 barrels were ultimately selected and bottled on April, 23rd, 2019.

Bottle: $34

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Tasting Notes

Black currants and ripe plum skin mixed with dark spices and sandalwood. Some air adds more black fruit, Bing cherry, blackberries and creme de cassis with a hint of black tea. The palate has volume and structure that stays sweet and energetic, finishing with hints of caramel and spice. Irresistible now but it will easily age for a decade or more.

Wine Facts

Labeled Appellation:

Columbia Valley

Vineyard(s):

Stillwater Creek, Lawrence Solaksen, Dionysus, Quintessence, Canyons, Shaw 32, Pepper Bridge

Varietal Composition:

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Vinification:

Fermented in 77% stainless steel, 23% concrete. Aged in 54% new French oak for 18 months.

Alcohol:

14.5%

Cases Produced:

1,282

Drinkability:

Now-2025

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