The 2016 Mataro was grown on the hot, dry slopes of Red Heaven Vineyard in Washington State's Red Mountain AVA. A slow, cool fermentation preserved wonderful dark fruit aromas and flavors while taming Mourvedre's naturally intense tannin. The resulting wine is full-bodied, yet elegant. Expressing blackberry, plum, and cracked peppercorns. Pair with barbecued meats, pizza, lamb, grilled mushrooms and herbed cheeses.
Vineyards - Red Heaven Vineyard (Mourvedre), Portteus Vineyard (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Composition - Mourvedre (95%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%)
Alcohol - 15.1%
Fermentation - Open Top
Aging - French Oak - Neutral
Bottle Date -March 2018
Production - 79 Cases