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Matthews Winery Reserve Claret
This is a big, cab-driven, bordeaux-style wine with lots of fruit, lots of ripeness, lots of texture, but also a lot of restraint. When we brought the reserve back into our portfolio in 2010, our goal was not to make the most concentrated cab blend, but to make the most balanced, most complex, most seamlessly integrated wine that we couldthe kind of wine that inspired us. If the Claret is what you reach for when youre looking for incredible value in an everyday wine, the Reserve is what you break out for special occasions. Its filled a gap in our portfolio (and on our palates), and its remarkable reception over the past few years indicates that we aren't the only ones who are pleased to toast its success.

This is a wine made without restrictions: no limitations on which blocks it gets sourced from, or how much new oak it gets, or what percentages of Cab/Merlot/Cab Franc we use, or even how much we produce each year. The Bordeaux tradition serves as an inspiration to bring out the best of each varietal and combine them in a harmonious expression. But this is a uniquely Washington wine, and as such it brings together the depth, the tannin and the backbone of the old world with the luscious fruit you might expect out of a California cab. The only limits we impose on the Reserve are an insanely high bar on quality and a dogged commitment to only put out wine we ourselves most love to drink.

Bottle Size: .750


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