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2015 Three Wine Mourvedre or Mataro "Spinelli Mataro"

Three 2015 Spinelli Mataro

Winery: Three Wine

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Spinelli Mataro"

Wine Category: Mourvedre or Mataro

Grape blend: 82% Mataro, 3% Carignane, 5% Black Malvoisie, 8% Petite Sirah & 2% Alicante Bouschet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $34

Cases produced: 555

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: April 19, 2018

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Mataro from Three opens with a fragrant mulberry bouquet with a hint of ripe cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is a unique and tasty pomegranate with notes of dried cranberry and red raspberry. I also detected a hint of thyme and faint oak in the background. The finish is dry and its flavors and gentle tannins drift along for a very long time. I would pair this Mataro with braised short ribs or duck confit. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dusty nose of violets, ripe black-cherries, and chocolate is draped with rich French vanilla, Provencal herbs, tobacco leaf, and a minerality that sneaks through to the finish. The Petite Sirah adds structure, color, and blue-fruit character while the Black Malvoisie adds softness and a perfumed raspberry aroma. Due to a high level of anti-oxidants, Mataro is an exceptional aging wine. Don’t be afraid to cellar this vintage for five to ten years.

Organic status: not organic

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