2020 Matthews Horse Heaven Hills Claret

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2020 Matthews Horse Heaven Hills Claret
2020 Matthews Horse Heaven Hills Claret
Tasting notes

"The 2020 Matthews Horse Heaven Hills Claret shows a deep ruby to dense purple color in the glass. Expressive aromas of cola, sandalwood, dried flowers, bramble fruit and blueberry fruit leather lead to flavors of candied hibiscus, cacao nib, wild mountain blueberry and toasty oak. Balanced acidity, body, and palate-coating fine-grained tannins on the finish, with fall spices and black fruits." - Bryan Otis, Proprietor

Production notes

Fermented and aged in 92% stainless steel, 8% French oak barrel

Aged for 22 months in 96% new French oak, 4% French oak barrels

599 cases produced.

Other notes

Drinkability:  Now - 2033

Varietal Composition68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot
AppellationHorse Heaven Hills
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced599

"The 2020 'Horse Heaven Hills Claret' combines 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc with small parts Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot.  Coming from the Wallula Gap and Champoux Vineyards, this comes off very soft and inviting on the mouth with juicy red fruits that mingle well with tobacco leaf, milk chocolate and sagebrush tones.  Mostly stored in stainless steel, this is very inviting to enjoy now and over the next decade." -93 points, Owen Bargreen

Horse Heaven Hills AVA: Champoux, Wallula Gap

Red Mountain AVA: Red Mountain Vineyard

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