Matthew's Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points - James Suckling
"An attractive, floral red with crushed blackcurrants, flowers and chocolate. Medium to full body, round tannins and a soft, cashmere-like texture. 95% cabernet sauvignon, 3% merlot and 2% cabernet franc. Drink or hold."
Notes from the Winemaker
The 2017 Matthews Cabernet Sauvignon 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 (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.