Matthews Claret 2002

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $25.99
Item No. 59731
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Winemaker's Notes

The lots selected for the Matthews Claret resulted in a wine that is 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Blended in January, the wine was then placed in French Oak barrels. 30% of this Oak was new, with the other 70% having been used once to produce the Yakima Valley Red Wine. Following 16 months in barrels, this wine was bottled unfiltered and lightly fined in April.

Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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