The 2017 Matthews Reserve Cuvee was crafted from several small vineyard parcels across two separate AVAs in Washington State: Columbia Valley and Red Mountain. Merlot-dominant, with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blended in. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one cluster per shoot or three clusters per spur to create maximum concentration in each cluster. They were hand-harvested in the early morning between September 8th – November 1st, 2017.
Roast duck with caramelized onions
75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Stillwater Creek, Bacchus, Dionysus, Solaksen, Scarline, Red Mountain, Angela’s, Canyons, Quintessence, Hedges Family Estate, Blue Mountain
Fermented in 52% stainless steel and 48% concrete tanks. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.