Deeply colored, dark garnet to the rim. A super ripe nose of currants, blackberries, black cherry and plum, licorice, caramel and spice in the background with a hint of vanilla bean. This wine is thick and rich, with super-fine mouth coating tannins and the texture of fine dark chocolate on the finish. This is certainly a Claret we have never seen before.
Steak, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Shepherd’s Pie, Salmon, Tuna, Cheese, Dark Chocolate.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Malbec
Aged for 22 months in French oak
Awards & Accolades
"Matthews Estate’s red wines begin with the purple-colored 2007 Claret, a Cabernet-based wine aged in 40% new French oak. It displays an excellent nose of cedar, violets, herbs, spice box, cassis, and black currant. Medium to full-bodied on the palate with ample fruit and spice, this well-balanced red blend will benefit from several years of cellaring but can be enjoyed now."
-90 points, Jay S Miller, The Wine Advocate