Reviews & Scores
The 2011 Matriarch is soft, silky and quite pretty. Naturally the 2011 is a smaller-scaled wine than normal, but there are no hard edges. I would prefer to drink the 2011 over the next few years, while the fruit is supple and forward. Hints of red cherry, mint and tobacco add to an overall impression of graciousness.
The soft, round 2011 The Matriarch Proprietary Red Blend offers notes of blackcurrants, forest floor, chocolate and unsmoked cigar tobacco.
Blueberry, dried-mushroom and spice character. Full body, chewy and juicy. Tannic finish. Needs at least three years to soften. A little lean but pretty.
"Deep ruby-red. Expressive aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and minerals show moderate depth. Then lively and nicely delineated but tightly wound in the mouth; distinctly leaner than the single-site wines, showing less depth and chewy mid-palate to support its slightly dry tannins."