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2019 Once and Future Mourvedre or Mataro "Oakley Road Vineyard"

Once and Future 2019 Mataro

Winery: Once and Future

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Oakley Road Vineyard"

Wine Category: Mourvedre or Mataro

Grape blend: 100% Mataro

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 360

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 7, 2021

Wine Review: This medium ruby colored Mataro opens with a fragrant red plum and red currant bouquet with hints of rose petal and smoked meat stick. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Lively and juicy. This flavor profile is stewed red plum, craisin, and red currant blend with notes of black pepper and cedar. We also detected hints of salami and boysenberry. The finish is dry and its acidity, flavors, and gentle tannins drift away nicely. The Panel would pair this Mataro with a charcuterie platter. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2019 Mataro has an aroma that is redolent of sweet red cherries, with hints of bay leaf and wood smoke. There is dollop of vanilla and caramel from the new (25%) French oak that adds roundness and depth to the bouquet. In the mouth the wine is bright, rich and red fruit driven with all the suppleness that one would expect from own roots vines in such sandy soils.

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