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2004 Matriarch 750ml
2004 Matriarch
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2004 Matriarch
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Professional Reviews

IWC
92

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 132

Good red-ruby. Plum, mocha and chocolate on the nose. Lush and seamless on the palate, with a sappy, liqueur-like raspberry flavor complicated by leather and smoke. There's something Bordeaux-like about this broad but lively wine. Perhaps ultimately less suave than the young 2005 but today this is even longer.

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WA
94

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 212

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Matriarch, which I had rated 93 in 2008, was fashioned from the lots culled out from the single-vineyard wines. This is the most open-knit and evolved of all these 2004s. Full-bodied with fabulously concentrated chocolaty, espresso, black currant and blackberry fruit notes, it is fragrant, silky smooth, broad, supple and altogether captivating. This is a beauty to drink over the next 10-15 years.

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WS
91

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Rich, almost thick and syrupy, with loamy, savory currant and black olive flavors that are compact and focused, all presented in a supple, graceful style. Finishes long and persistent.

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Community Reviews

91

Anonymous Author Tasted On: 04/07/2014 Drink Dates:

Definitely showing color and aroma characteristics of its age. Drinking well.

92

Ronn L Trust Rating: 89 Tasted On: 03/04/2013 Drink Dates:

83

Jeffrey L260 Tasted On: 03/05/2012 Drink Dates: 2007-2011

Corked

94

Koby Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 04/03/2011 Drink Dates: 2010-2017 Site Blog: The Wine Forum

Color: Nice claret red edges, dark core Nose & Palate: Notes of cedar, black cherry, black currants, blackberry, dusty sweet mocha, with hints of pencil shavings and savory roasted meats. Rather reserved and in much better balance than the 2003, the 2004 is a cornucopia of sweet black fruits like cherry, blackberry and currant, some spicy oak and mocha chocolate, concentrated without being weighty, the tannins are superb with good grip, no edge to them at all.

94

David 429 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 10/19/2010 Drink Dates: 2010-2025

DEEP DARK BLACK WINE WITH AN AMAZING NOSE OF HUGE BERRIES AND CASSIS WITH A WONDERFUL LONG FINISH. DRINKING GREAT NOW.

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