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 on getting 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 8-32 days depending on the lot and varietal. It was aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months. It was egg white fined before bottling.
A dark wine with ripe red and black fruits. A wine with structure but great elegance, this will cellar for at least 15 years.
Ripe in flavors, with a distinct gamy edge to the cedary black cherry, coffee and dusky spice flavors, finishing with remarkable elegance, echoing all the flavors beautifully. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2005 through 2012. 2,000 cases made. –HS