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.
The Claret for Matthews has always filled the traditional role of a second selection wine in a winery with a flagship blend. Traditionally focused more on elegance than on structure, like the Red Wine. The Claret has always been a tremendous value for our customers. Showing clean ripe fruit and a much more modest oak program, the Matthews Claret leads a segment of value driven every day wines.
Made from the remaining wine of the Red Wine, it was aged in 30% new French oak and 70% once used French oak for 16 months. No fining or filtration before bottling.
Firm and crisp, with a juicy core of blueberry and currant fruit that shines through a veil of fine tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best after 2004. 1,100 cases made. –HS