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Matetic Vineyards

Matetic 'Corralillo' Winemaker's Blend 2013

Matetic 'Corralillo' Winemaker's Blend 2013 91 pts Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes

July 2018 - The 2013 Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend is a blend of 60% Syrah, 24% Cabernet Franc and 16% Malbec, from grapes that were sourced from older vines grown on the hillsides near El Rosario, in the San Antonio Valley, a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. This is a terrific representation of a cool climate red blend. The nose has nice lift and energy with deep red fruit tones tempered with light cocoa powder, spice and a subtle floral component aromatically. Medium fuller bodied with finer grained, almost velvety tannins, the fresh berry and dark cherry fruit flavors are clean and focused while the oak interplay with the fruit is in perfect balance. Drinking spot on this should continue to show well over the next couple of years, made from biodynamic grapes.

Food Accompaniments

Beef, lamb, venison

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

91 pts Wine Advocate Issue #222 Dec 2015
The good climate blend 2013 Winemaker's Blend Corralillo is Syrah-based and then there is some 33% Malbec and 18% Cabernet Franc from their El Rosario vineyard, where they have the older plantings, plus a pinch of Petit Verdot. The grapes are destemmed and crushed and put in one open-top tank by gravity. There is a seven-day cold soak and then fermentation starts. Malolactic is in barrels where the wine matured for 16 months. The blend is done at the end, before bottling. They look for hillside vineyards as they get the expression of Syrah with more red fruit and less black olives, fresher, which goes better with the floral aromas of Malbec, and the chocolate and tobacco notes of Cabernet Franc. The nose is very showy, floral, aromatic, intense and clean with integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and the freshness of place, as well as the 2013 growing conditions. There are not that many cool climate blends. I liked this very much, and believe it should develop nicely in bottle. 41,000 bottles were filled in August 2014.
93 pts James Suckling May 2016
Here is a wine that delivers very silky tannins and freshness with lots of berry and cherry character; very velvety tannins yet always firm and agile. Bright and clean. A blend of syrah, malbec and cabernet franc. Made from biodynamic grapes. Drink now.

Winemaker Notes

Bright and intense red color with violet hues. The wine opens with deep red fruit aromas along with cocoa and spices. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied with round and smooth tannins. The blend exhibits all the typical characteristics of each variety: the Cabernet Franc provides structure and tannins to the wine, the Malbec gives the floral notes, the Syrah add spiciness and aromas of violet and wet earth. The Petit Verdot gives the perfect final touch to the blend. The result is a complex and long lasting wine with a well-integrated oak.

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Chemical Analysis




14% alcohol by volume



Red Blend

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