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2018Rosé

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The 2018 Matthews Rosé was crafted from a couple of vineyards across two separate AVAs in Washington State in the Columbia Valley and Walla Walla Valley. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were hand-harvested in the mornings of September 13th and 17th. Upon arriving in the winery, each cluster was de-stemmed and macerated for 12-18 hours before pressing. Using only free-run wine, it was then moved to stainless steel tanks for 4 months. Evaluated over 40 times by our winemaking team, only 864 cases were bottled.

Food Pairing Recommendations

Niçoise salad with tapenade and rosemary crackers

Tasting Notes

A complex nose of chamomile, watermelon and rose water. Hints of dried pineapple, nectarine and spice cut through a background of tangerine and white flowers. Silky and fresh, with ethereal texture carrying macerated citrus and stone fruits. Exceedingly drinkable.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

100% Cabernet Fran

Vineyards

Solaksen Vineyard, Eritage Vineyard

Vinification

Fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks. Aged for 4 months in 100% stainless steel tanks.

Alcohol

13.6%

Cases Produced

864

Drinkability

Now-2020

Awards & Accolades

"The 2018 Matthews Rose is another beautiful new wine by the talented Aryn Morell. The wine opens with a bright bouquet of red cherry, ripe kiwi, guava and suggestions of wild mushroom. The palate reveals a kiss of sweetness and a wonderfully soft texture. Red currant jelly, ripe strawberry and cran-orange flavors round out this awesome new Rose’. Drink 2019-2025."

92 points, Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog

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