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Matetic EQ Pinot Noir 2014


This wine has an intense violet-red color; deep and bright. The nose reveals intense red fruits, including ripe cherries and strawberries, mixed with earthy, mineral notes. The aromas and flavors are delicate, but at the same time concentrated, with a complex structure and a soft, full palate, well-balanced acidity and supple tannins.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This 2014 vintage comes from Matetic’s vineyards in Casablanca Valley -- six miles from the Pacific Ocean. The constant sea breeze, which converts into temperatures that are no higher than 24 degrees Celsius during the growing season, and the granite composition of the soil, results in a “terroir” that is excellent for the maturity of these grapes. The vineyard is managed according to organic and Biodynamic agricultural principals. The grapes were hand-harvested and then deposited by gravity into 5 and 2-ton capacity tanks. Cold maceration (for aroma and flavor extraction) took place over seven days, followed by fermentation with only indigenous yeasts, alternating different pump-over and punch-down techniques to achieve the correct extraction of color, aroma and taste. Finally, the wine was placed in French oak barrels of varying sizes where malolactic fermentation took place over 14 months, until the final blending and bottling.

Serving Hints
This wine is ideally served with fatty or oily fishes such as salmon or bluefish, goat cheese, cured ham, light red meats, pastas and spicy foods.

PRODUCER: Matetic Vineyards
REGION: Casa Blanca Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir *Certified Organic Grapes
pH: 3.48

Press Highlights

2015: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr 2017
2015: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Mar 2018
2014: 93 Pts - James Suckling, May 2016
2014: 92 Pts - Wine Advocate, Dec. 2015
2013: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Dec. 2015
2013: 91 Pts - James Suckling, July 2015
2013: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2015
2012: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate #213, Jun 2014
2012: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Aug. 2014
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2012
2011: 90 Pts - Vinous, Feb. 2014
2009: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec. 2011
2009: 90 Pts - Int'l Wine Cellar, July 2012
2007: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Apr. 2009
2007: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 15, 2009
2005: 89 Pts - Wine Spectator, Oct 31, 2007
2004: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Sept 30, 2006

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