Mataro

Wendouree

Shiraz Mataro 2011

From the disappointing wet 2011 vintage in South Australia where many producers did not produce a wine, but, typically with old vine fruit from Wendouree, this showed well. Quite ripe considering the vintage, yet medium weight palate - liquorice and spice notes with excellent intensity. Those old vines cover a multitude of sins like a cold wet vintage. 11 years is rather young for a Wendouree but given the vintage this was very polished. Has enough guts to have another 5+ years in the cellar. — 2 days ago

Romain, Eric and 17 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2019

Blend of 73% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignane, 3% Mataro & 1% Alicante Bouschet. Deep Ruby with aromas of ref fruits, spice and floral scents. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with pepper, spice and smoky oak. Well balanced, fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, smoke and spice. Will age. — 6 months ago

Jason, Tom and 4 others liked this

Head Wines

Head Red GSM 2018

85% Grenache (15% whole-bunch), 10% Shiraz, 5% Mataro. Great balance with the Grenache front and foremost, lovely fresh fruited, with soft tannin and a subtle spice and savoury turn to finish with. New label and new website - nice to buy direct with membership giving keen pricing. — 3 years ago

Scott and Bob liked this

Penfolds

Bin 2 South Australia Shiraz Mataro 2019

Craig really enjoyed this; surprisingly smooth for a Shiraz with full flavor and an easy finish — 10 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2019 Lytton Springs is another embryonic wine in this range. Readers will have to be patient. Time in the glass brings out an exotic mélange of rose petal, blood orange, pomegranate and star anise, all wrapped together by plush, silky tannins. There is a lot of wine here. Healthy dollops of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mataro round out the blend, but the Zinfandel is pretty expressive in the leading role. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022)
— 24 days ago

Rob liked this

Bokisch Vineyards

Lodi Graciano 2017

Family Estate - Las Cerezas Vineyard - Organic - Molelumne River - Lodi

Plum, black cherry, earthy with slightest raisin box in the finish, pleasant acidity, alcohol fume a lil elevated.

Very nice on its own, would like see a blend with 15% Monastrell/Mataro/Mourvèdre ...MMM!
— 2 years ago

P, Chris and 12 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Seeing as Graciano is known as Morrastel in France, it could be a Morrastel/Monastrell blend
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Yes, theres a lil Morrastel/Monastrell controversy in CA vineyards... and an M&M blend might irk a big candy company too 😄

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Mislabeled-vines-cause-stir-among-wineries-13132432.php

Barossa Boy

Little Tacker Grenache Blend 2016

Jodi M
9.2

Lovely blend, slight aniseed notes — 4 days ago

Teusner

Joshua Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2016

An excellent example of a Barossa GSM. A trace of bacon on nose and palate / very savoury. The taste descriptors for Grenache and Mataro certainly on show with notes of raspberry plus charcuterie, earth and tar. Mellow resolved tannins with chocolate nuances make this a delicious wine. — 16 days ago

Andrew, Jonathan and 21 others liked this

Spinifex

Barossa Valley Rosé Blend 2019

31% Mataro, 29% Grenache, 16% Carignan, 14% Cinsault, 10% Ugni Blanc — 2 years ago

Rolf Binder

Heinrich Shiraz Blend 2010

Subdued nose, berry, some pepper.
Better a day later. More subtle flavors. Very good. $9
— 3 years ago