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Matriarch Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.228 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

This was everything that's right about napa cab with a little bottle age. Balance. Integrity. Integrated tannins. Gorgeous mouthfeel and long lush finish. '03 again proving its legitimacy

This was everything that's right about napa cab with a little bottle age. Balance. Integrity. Integrated tannins. Gorgeous mouthfeel and long lush finish. '03 again proving its legitimacy

Feb 24th, 2016
Bill Bender

Mature, classy surprise from an underrated vintage

Mature, classy surprise from an underrated vintage

Apr 26th, 2015
Bill Bender

Fantastic nose of graphite and tobacco, dark fruits, a little too ripe but enjoyable

Fantastic nose of graphite and tobacco, dark fruits, a little too ripe but enjoyable

Nov 28th, 2014
Kaethe Sullivan

One of my few 'ah'ha' wine moments. Exotic, elegant, robust..not usually words that go together.

One of my few 'ah'ha' wine moments. Exotic, elegant, robust..not usually words that go together.

Nov 14th, 2014
Jack Irby

Delicious. Good fruit. Long finish.

Delicious. Good fruit. Long finish.

Jun 17th, 2013
Tony Connell

Bummer, just hot and out of balance.. And headed in the wrong direction..

Bummer, just hot and out of balance.. And headed in the wrong direction..

Jan 16th, 2013
Erik Wochna

03' vintage...aged quite nicely...still very much a fruit forward wine, with much softer tannins. Fantastic!

03' vintage...aged quite nicely...still very much a fruit forward wine, with much softer tannins. Fantastic!

Dec 30th, 2017
Emiliano Gallego

Buen vino, al principio dulce, color morado intenso, aterciopelado, sabor pasas maduras

Buen vino, al principio dulce, color morado intenso, aterciopelado, sabor pasas maduras

Jan 31st, 2016
John Strubert

Kind of flat, but still yummy.

Kind of flat, but still yummy.

Aug 28th, 2015
Scott Kahn

What's not to like with this entry level Harlan wine?! Rich fruit and color with a satisfying bouquet. This 2003 was ready now - we drank 2 bottles to be certain!!

What's not to like with this entry level Harlan wine?! Rich fruit and color with a satisfying bouquet. This 2003 was ready now - we drank 2 bottles to be certain!!

Dec 21st, 2014