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2018Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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2018Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2018 Matthews Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from several vineyards across three separate AVAs in Washington State: Red Mountain (79%), Columbia Valley (17%), and the Walla Walla Valley (4%). Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were then hand-harvested in the early mornings of September 5th – November 3rd, 2018.

Food Pairing Recommendations

Braised beef with bacon, carrots, and mushrooms

Tasting Notes

Black currants, sultry raspberry, dried strawberry, and plum skin with a hint of vanilla bean, black tea and mocha. Swirling brings a touch of sweet red fruits, dried herbs and wood spice. The palate is beautifully framed, with freshness, terrific density, persistent black fruits and silky tannins. Ageable, but the texture of the vintage allows for vibrant consumption now.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot

Vineyards

Quintessence, Angela’s, Shaw 32, Canyons, Hedges. Family Estate, Stillwater Creek, Scarline, Bacchus, Solaksen, Dionysus, Blue Mountain, Eritage

Vinification

Fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks. Aged for 22 months in 95% new French oak barrels.

Alcohol

14.5%

Cases Produced

490

Drinkability

Now-2030

Awards & Accolades

"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve sports a deep ruby hue as well as spicy, Bordeaux-like notes of red and black currants, new leather, tobacco, and spicy oak. Medium to full-bodied and nicely textured, with ripe tannins, it's going to benefit from 2-3 years in the cellar and cruise for at least 10-15 years. The blend is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Merlot aged 22 months in mostly new French oak."

94 points, Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

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