2017 ClaretThe 2017 Matthews Claret 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 (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, 22rd, 2019.