2017 ClaretThe 2017 Matthews Claret comes from a several small vineyard parcels within three AVAs: Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, and the Columbia Valley. Harvested by hand in the early morning between September 8th - October 31st, it was then hand-sorted and fermented in the winery using both stainless steel (70%) and concrete tanks (30%). The free-run wine was cellared in new French oak (45% new) for 18 months. Evaluated over 40 times by our winemaking team, only 81 barrels were ultimately selected to be blended, and finally bottled on April 22nd, 2019.
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"Lots of crushed blueberries with chocolate and hints of vanilla. Medium to full body. Creamy tannins. Flavorful finish. Opulent, yummy and plush. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot. Drink or hold."