BLACKBOARD RED WINE BY MATTHEWS, WASHINGTON 2018
Varietals: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc
Regions: Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, and Red Mountain, Washington.
Tastes Like: Dark, rich purple notes with flavors of tobacco and sage over a dry stoney minerality.
Pairs With: Pepperoni Pizza, Steak au Poivre, Fatty Steak.
What the Pros Say: Jeb Dunnuck - 90 Points: "A value priced blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Blackboard offers lots of ripe black cherry and currant fruits as well as medium-bodied richness, lots of cedary herbs and lead pencil nuances, ripe tannins, and a great finish. If you love classic Bordeaux, give this a whirl. It's well worth checking out."