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Washington Story 1 : Matthews vs Tenor

23 Apr 2019

 

(March 2019) ... Are Matthews wine and Tenor wines two different wineries under the same roof? No … the difference between the two labels is style of winemaking, according to owner Bryan Otis.  Matthews showcases the art of the blend – even wines named “Merlot” have other grapes added in; while Tenor is all about varietal expression – the wines are all 100% mono-varietal, sourced from a variety of vineyards around Washington State. Which wines are better is totally up to the taster and his or her taste, but here’s a look at some of those wines … click on the wine name to read the full review.

Are Matthews wine and Tenor wines two different wineries under the same roof? No … the difference between the two labels is style of winemaking, according to owner Bryan Otis.  Matthews showcases the art of the blend – even wines named “Merlot” have other grapes added in; while Tenor is all about varietal expression – the wines are all 100% mono-varietal, sourced from a variety of vineyards around Washington State. Which wines are better is totally up to the taster and his or her taste, but here’s a look at some of those wines … click on the wine name to read the full review.

Matthews’ Best …

2018 Sauvignon Blanc … (*** ½)

2015 Claret … (****+)

2016 Claret … (****)

2015 Reserve Claret … (****+)


Tenor’s Best …

2016 Sauvignon Blanc … (*** ½)

2016 Chardonnay … (*** ½+)

2013 Merlot … (****)

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon … (**** ½)

2016 Malbec … (****+)

2016 Syrah … (****+)

 

 

 

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