Mataro

Caillard

Mataro 2015

Mid Ruby red in colour with a tawny edge. Sour cherry with touches of pepper and cloves. Not as raspberry as I was expecting from old vine Mataro. With a couple of hours of aeration the raspberry notes started coming through finishing with Sandy tannins. This wine is made by the multi talented Andrew Caillard who is the supremo of Fine Wine retailer and auctioneer Langtons who allowed Andrew to make his superb range of wines under his own label using old vine Mataro and Shiraz; painted the exquisite labels himself and who achieved a Master of Wine in his spare time. I am lucky to have 5 of these beauties left. 96 points from James Halliday. — a month ago

Neil, Dawn and 22 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Ode to Lulu California Old Vine Rosé Blend

13.5% ABV Salute to Lulu Peyraud of Domaine Tempier in France. Lulu’s father owned the vineyard , and she along with her husband took it over. Sadly we lost her in October 2020 at the age of 102 y/o. This is a blend of old vine Mataro and Grenache. Light salmon color, watermelon initially , later apple. Very nice! — 6 days ago

Southold Farm + Cellar

Charlatan's Work Grenache Blend 2019

S Wood
9.3

Brush my teeth with syrah garnacha — 2 months ago

Torbreck Vintners

The Steading Barossa Valley Grenache Blend 2018

Lovely wine. Opened up with time. Very smooth. — 8 days ago

Andrew, Bob and 6 others liked this

Spinifex

Tabor Vineyard Red Blend 2009

See previous notes. Meaty aromas together with blueberry, red currant and raspberry - a hint of bay leaf. A wonderful wine from old vine Mataro (Mourvèdre). Medium to full bodied with stacks of savoury flavour. Sadly my last one. I should seek out more recent vintages. — 15 days ago

Severn, Eric and 19 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Areio e Vento e Amor Evangelho Vineyard Red Blend

What a great wine. This field blend from a single block of the Evangelho vineyard is made up of Mataro, Zinfandel, and Carignan among others. It’s a dusty,deep purple in the glass with dark, subtle fruit in the nose. Full of dark fruit, a bit of berry it’s incredibly smooth and full bodied with enough twinge of acidity and mild tannins to give it great structure. Excellent. — 9 days ago

Henschke

Henry's Seven Barossa Red Blend 2018

Blend of 67% Shiraz (co-fermented with 6% Viognier), 17% Grenache and 10% Mataro, deep Ruby with aromas of red and black fruits with floral, spice and funky reductive notes. On the palate flavors of blueberry and blackberry with black pepper spice, licorice with lively spice. Dusty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, slight oak, floral and spicy notes. — 2 months ago

Tom, Paul and 2 others liked this

Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro 2019

Too early to open—good but should be much more interesting in a few years. — 2 months ago

Brent liked this

Three Wine Company

Old Vines Field Blend 2018

This was a big, rich, generous bottle of wine. Each sip was a mouth-filling cocktail of macerated red and black fruits with hints of vanilla and spice. Very supple! 39% Carignan, 26% Mataro, 17% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Alicante Bouchet, 2% Black Malvoisie. 5/18/22. — 7 months ago

Bedrock Wine Co.

Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Zinfandel Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2020 Evangelho Heritage Wine is rich, boisterous and super-expressive. Succulent black cherry, plum, licorice, spice and mocha are front and center. There's real weight and density here, yet all the elements are so well balanced. The 2020 is dense and full of character. This year's blend is mostly Zinfandel and Mataro. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2022)
— 2 months ago