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
Fermented in 52% stainless steel and 48% concrete tanks. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Designated: 2001Vineyards: 2,382 acres (963 hectares)Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet FrancAverage Annual Precipitation: 5 inchesSoil: Silt, sand, volcanic basaltAverage vine age: 22yrsLearn More
Designated: 2020Vineyards: 1,900 acres (768 hectares)Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon BlancAverage Annual Precipitation: 6-8 inchesSoil: Sandy loam, soilAverage Vine Age: 14yrs