Matthews strives to produce wines that show the incredible diversity of Washington State. From our classic Cabernet Sauvignon driven reds, to our revered Sauvignon Blanc.
Matthews original intent upon entering into the wine business was to create a flagship Bordeaux blend. The Red Wine has always been a benchmark in Washington state and beyond, consistently using all five Bordeaux varietals. Matthews has been producing Cabernet Sauvignon driven wines with all of the power and elegance that made the Paulliac and St. Estephe regions famous, with the added intensity of Columbia Valley fruit.
This wines maceration times varied between 14-28 days depending on the lot and varietal. It was aged in 75% new French oak and 25% used French oak for 22 months. It was egg white fined and lightly filtered before bottling.
Super dark in color with an intense, glass filling nose of roasted coffee and blackberry. The first sip fills the palate with a velvety texture and an elegant balance of all components. The finish is lengthy and soft, lasting for more than two minutes. Although it may be consumed now, this wine will continue to develop over the next eleven plus tears.