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2005 Matthiasson Red Blends or Varietals "Red Wine"

Matthiason 2005 US Red

Winery: Matthiasson

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 60% Merlot & 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 120

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 7, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored wine opens with a mild raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, soft, elegant, and balanced with light black currant flavors. There were also notes of menthol and ripe cherry on the back palate. The finish is dry and its tingly light oak tannins linger for a little while. This wine would pair nicely with prime rib. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Classically balanced, the wine has incredible elegance and length. The careful, small-scale winemaking preserved the complex layers of aromatics. The cool fall, and an early harvest date, provided for the full spectrum of flavors, from dried herbs through juicy red fruit to rich black fruit and chocolate. This vintage gave us the freshness and minerality that we strive for but can be very elusive in a rich powerful wine.

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