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2007Claret

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Tasting Notes

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.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Food Pairing Recommendations

Steak, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Shepherd’s Pie, Salmon, Tuna, Cheese, Dark Chocolate.

Varietal Composition

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Malbec

Vinification

Aged for 22 months in French oak

Alcohol

14.6%

Cases Produced

1,330

Drinkability

Now-2015

Trade materials

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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

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