Once & Future Oakley Road Vineyard Mataro 2017 750ml
SKU: 16426

Once & Future Oakley Road Vineyard Mataro 2017

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Category Wine
Origin California, Central Coast, Contra Costa
Brand Once & Future
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Mourvedre, the famous grape of Bandol, is known by the name Mataro in California. The Mataro grape has been planted in California since the 1870s, mostly as an adjunct in blends that were Zinfandel dominated. Though scarce, Mataro is an exceptional standalone grape in a few places. One of those is Oakley. The climate conditions are perfect for slow ripening grapes like Mataro. The smoky, soft cherry, plum flavors are well developed and full, with the acid perfectly balanced and the tannins soft and round.
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The 2017 Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard comes from own-rooted, 117-year-old vines grown in sandy soils. Grapes were harvested on September 2 and aged in 25% new French oak. Medium ruby-purple, it has a bright nose with red berries, dusty earth, Italian plum, leather, cured meats and touches of pepper and rose petals. It's medium-bodied and silky with elegantly restrained fruits knit by grainy tannins and bright freshness on the long finish. 352 cases produced.

February 6, 2020
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The 2017 Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard from Once & future is pliant, supple and wonderfully expressive today. Soft, silky tannins make it easy to drink. This site, on sandy soils, struggled through the heat events of 2017, and as a result there is a discernible roasted profile to the Mataro.

May 2019

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