Grape(s): 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 1% Malbec
Localization: Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
Tasting Notes: Beautiful aromas of black currants, cassis, plum jam, and toasty vanilla are followed by warm baking spices and strawberry purée with the introduction of air to the glass. The palate is dark and fleshy, with plush red fruits and a hint of vanilla bean. The wine maintains an elegant and nuanced profile with a firm tannin structure, a vibrant mouthfeel. This exemplifies how Washington State can make truly wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon.
94 points, Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast: “The aromas are thoroughly captivating, with notes of scorched earth, cocoa, black currant, graphite and bittersweet chocolate. Plush, polished, seamless fruit flavors follow. There's a sophistication and intensity to it all that is mesmerizing. Editor's Choice. 94 points.” –Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2022 Issue
The Domain: Established in 1993, Matthews Winery is located in the heart of the Woodinville Wine Country. The boutique winery is owned by a local family and focuses on maintaining the production of Bordeaux-style and single-varietal vineyard-designated wines. Matthews uses grapes grown in Washington state from vineyards with experience and respect for nature and its soil. The winery and winemaker, Aryn Morell, believe that there is a deep and tangible link between the vines, hills, winegrowers, and winemakers, and carries this proof of affinity into every aspect of wine-making—from the vineyard to the cellar, from the vine to the wine bottle. The numerous accolades we receive from trade and consumers alike are undeniable proof and future motivation to us.