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2016 Once and Future Mourvedre or Mataro "Oakley Road Vineyard"

Once and Future 2016 Mataro

Winery: Once and Future

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Oakley Road Vineyard"

Wine Category: Mourvedre or Mataro

Grape blend: 100% Mourvedre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: June 24, 2018

Wine Review: This dark red colored Mataro from Joel Peterson opens with a fragrant cranberry and pomegranate bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very fruit forward and lush. The flavor profile is a ripe red plum and mild mineral blend with notes of red raspberry. I also detected some hints of strawberry Twizzler, oak and tea in the background. The finish is dry and its mild tannins and flavor drift away nicely. This very nice Mataro should be paired with a pork tenderloin with sage and fig. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The smoky, soft cherry, plum flavors are well developed and full, with the acid perfectly balanced and the tannins soft and round.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Once and Future 2016 Mataro.

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