Matthews Cuvée

 Matthews Cuvée

Wine Description

Smooth in texture and full of verve, Matthews’ wines offer a balanced palate with a complexity and richness that pairs well with the season's freshest harvest.

The Otis Family
Winemakers Alex Stewart, Hal Iverson, Jesse Schmidt (shot 1)
Winemakers Alex Stewart, Hal Iverson, Jesse Schmidt (shot 2)
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Acclaim
“A handsome blend, structured and polished, with expressive black cherry flavors accented by tarragon, mocha espresso and toasty spices that sail toward refined tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.” — Wine Spectator, Nov 2023
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Vineyard & Production Info
Bottles produced of this wine:
17,532
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
2-4 weeks
Varietal composition:
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container:
Stainless Steel
Type of aging container:
Oak
Type of oak:
French Oak
Age of Aging Container:
60% new
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Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.8 %
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Wine Production

Matthews Cuvée is crafted from several vineyards across the Columbia Valley, Royal Slope, and Red Mountain AVAs. The grapes are farmed using sustainable practices and hand-harvested in the early mornings. Upon arriving at the winery, each cluster is hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and then fermented in either concrete or stainless-steel tanks. The free-run wine is then moved to French oak barrels for cellaring. The resulting barrels are bottled without fining or filtration.