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2019Reserve Merlot

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2019Reserve Merlot

Tasting Notes

The 2019 Matthews Reserve Merlot shows a deep ruby to purple hue with aromas of black cherry and red fruits such as pomegranate, bright red cherries, and raspberry compote. The primary fruit aromas are followed by savory herbs, conditioned leather and cobblestones. On the palate, the red fruit expression continues with red currants and red plum, mingled with bramble fruits, cola, candied walnut, blood orange zest and beef au jus. The wine is medium bodied with subtle acidity. The broad tannins on the front of the palate resolve toward the finish. The texture on the finish is finessed, showing more red and black fruits, and a redolent floral quality.

Labeled Appellation

Columbia Valley

Varietal Composition

97% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon


Dionysus, Bacchus, Hedges Family Estate, Angela’s, Canyons, Shaw 32, Quintessence, Stillwater Creek, Solaksen, Blue Mountain, Pepper Bridge


Fermented in 61% concrete and 39% stainless steel. Aged for 25 months in 100% new French oak.



Cases Produced



Now - 2036

Awards & Accolades

"Lastly, the 2019 Merlot Reserve is another incredibly impressive release from this team. Cassis, black cherries, graphite, scorched earth, and spicy oak give way to a medium to full-bodied, ripe, plush, sexy, incredibly seamless Merlot that's balanced, has ripe tannins, and a great finish. You can't go wrong with any of these new releases from this estate."

- 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck,

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