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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Rosé

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2013 Cabernet is an outstanding example of a fine Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. The stylistic target and subtle adjustments in production are expressed in the most complementary fashion for a complex, structured and luscious tasting experience. It is an intense wine with complex layers of black cherry, currant, sweet spice and mocha. The mouthfeel is supple, with soft, toasty oak flavors balanced by firm tannins and structured by bright acidity. Driven by the desire to make fruit-driven, approachable Cabernet Sauvignon true to the varietal’s attributes and superior quality, we are proud to offer this wine exhibiting the essence of what a Cabernet Sauvignon should be.

Vinification

Our 100% 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon represents the culmination of study, observation and collective effort by the Mathew Bruno team. The Rutherford AVA is the backbone of our Cabernet Sauvignon, accentuated by commingling two vastly different yeast strains under cooler fermentation conditions. The wine is pressed and racked into 100% new French and American oak barrels of various toasting profiles, which complement the Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics during malolactic fermentation. After 24 months minimum aging in barrels, we select the finest lots for our final blend prior to bottling.

Vintage Growing Conditions

The Napa Valley growing season in 2013 was one of immaculate perfection and rarely witnessed. For years to come, 2013 will be viewed as the preeminent benchmark of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for this generation and quite possibly will rival the acclaimed 1974 vintage in quality, style and excellence. To better understand the 2013 growing season, one must look at the previous year. 2012 came to a drenched closure under two months of constant precipitation. The combined rainfall during November and December was 22.21 inches, which replenished the deep soils with essential moisture in preparation of the unforeseen extreme drought of 2013. Following cooler temperatures during the winter, a warmer March with below-average precipitation contributed to an early bud break. Summer also deviated from recent seasonal patterns by lacking periods of extreme heat in excess of 100 degrees F. As the daylight hours began to shorten, warm temperatures remained uninterrupted by any pre-harvest rainfall. This ideal weather offered the vines phenolic conditions for ripening without detriment, which was immediately distinguishable in our 2013 Mathew Bruno Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

appellation & vineyard

Approved in 1994, the Rutherford AVA has quickly established itself as a world-class premium Cabernet Sauvignon producing microclimate. Rutherford’s most influential attribute is the soil profile: ranging from a complex blending of sand, loam and grave and peppered by volcanic deposits originating from alluvial fans rolling off the Vaca Mountains. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the south eastern quadrant up the elevating landscape directly in the heart of the Napa Valley’s most coveted land for fine Cabernet. The vineyard was originally planted by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford in 1895. In the years following, Georges de Latour purchased the vineyard and named it Beaulieu Vineyard Number 3. Many acclaimed wines originated from this vineyard including wines made by Andre Tchelistcheff who’s wines became the definition of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Technical Data

Appellation Rutherford, Napa Valley
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14.82%
Titratable Acidity 6.84 g/L
pH 3.53
Case Production 540
Price Per Bottle $100.00

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a salute to the characteristics and complexity of exemplary Cabernet Sauvignons sourced from Rutherford. It is intensely colored, with complex red and black fruits and supple tannins.

Vinification

Channeling the vision of Rutherford’s forefather, Andre Tchelistcheff, and combining state of the art enological research, our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon encapsulates what a Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is intended to be. Using multiple yeast strains, controlling the winemaking environment by using cooler fermentation temperatures and pressing to dryness without delay, Our 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon was a classic wine at birth. Aged in 100% new French and American oak barrels, our Cabernet underwent malolactic fermentation in oak and aged for 24 months. Our barrel program uses a complex mix of specific toasting profiles, which complements the clonal variety of Cabernet Sauvignon used.

Vintage Growing Conditions

The 2012 Napa Valley vintage was one of perfection and will be viewed as one of the historical marks for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, however from the onset few would have predicted the result. Beginning with heavy rains during March and temperatures cooler than normal, Cabernet Sauvignon experienced bud break just before the 1st of April. Although behind the historical average, the growing season was consistently hot – sunny days bookended by rapidly cooling evenings. The result was a compacted growing season producing peak grape maturity prior to the commencement of the fall rains.

appelation & vineyard

Approved in 1994, the Rutherford AVA has quickly established itself as a world-class premium Cabernet Sauvignon producing microclimate. Rutherford’s most influential attribute is the soil profile: ranging from a complex blending of sand, loam and grave and peppered by volcanic deposits originating from alluvial fans rolling off the Vaca Mountains. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the south eastern quadrant up the elevating landscape directly in the heart of the Napa Valley’s most coveted land for fine Cabernet. The vineyard was originally planted by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford in 1895. In the years following, Georges de Latour purchased the vineyard and named it Beaulieu Vineyard Number 3. Many acclaimed wines originated from this vineyard including wines made by Andre Tchelistcheff who’s wines became the definition of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Technical Data

Alcohol 14.40%
Titratable Acidity 6.9 g/L
pH 3.40
Glucose/Fructose 0.0 g/L
AVA Rutherford
Vineyard Old Beaulieu Vineyard Number 3
Case Production 744
Price Per Bottle $100.00

2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Harvested at ideal maturity and in pristine conditions, our Sauvignon Blanc is a wine characterized by all of the finest qualities of the Napa Valley. Abundant winter rains and a cooler growing season influenced a lighter crop resulting in rich, concentrated flavors. Our cold fermentation preserved the varietal characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc from grape to bottle.

Our Sauvignon Blanc is lush with aromas of tropical, stone fruit, melon and grapefruit. After first taste, a bouquet of enriched tropical flavors swirl smoothly into a crisp, balanced lemon, citrus enjoyable finish. This wine pairs well with foods served chilled below room temperature.

Alcohol 14.1%
Titratable Acidity 6.4 g/L
pH 3.49
Glucose/Fructose 0.0 g/L
AVA Rutherford
Case Production 318
Price Per Bottle $29.00

2017 Rosé

After selling out of our first vintage in record time, our Ros returns with the release of our 2017 Dry Creek Valley Ros

Maintaining a strong influence of Ros produced in the Rhone Valley of France, our 2017 Dry Creek Valley Ros delivers intense flavor cultivated by California’s pristine, long growing season.

Our Ros demonstrates rich aromas of dried fruits and cherries. The taste encapsulates the wines aromas evolving into notes of apricot, watermelon and citrus. The smooth, supple mouthfeel is a savory experience unfolding into a desirable long finish.

Alcohol 13.6%
Titratable Acidity 5.31 g/L
pH 3.58
Glucose/Fructose 0.0 g/L
AVA Dry Creek Valley
Case Production 402
Price Per Bottle $28.00

Accolades

2015 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Jeb Dunnuck – Rated 95 PointsThe 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard that was brought up in a mix of new French and American oak. Its deep purple color is followed by a gorgeous wine that’s a spitting image of class and finesse. Currants, high-class oak, hints of crème de cassis and crushed flowers all flow to a layered, full-bodied, multi-dimensional beauty that does everything right. With fine tannin, beautiful purity of fruit and a great finish, it’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring yet keep for two decades.

2015 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – Rated 91 Points : Composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a seriously medicinal nose with fried herbs and pepper over a core of crème de cassis and baked plums plus a hint of potpourri. The palate is full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with chewy tannins and an herbal lift on the finish.

2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Restaurant Wine by Ronn Wiegand, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier – Rated Excellent : “Excellent quality for its type, style and price. Among the very best for its price.  Highly recommended.”

2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Enthusiast – Rated 92 Points : “Soft and supple on the palate, this impressive wine is lightly spiced with dust and clove, its tannins rounded and in support of lingering cassis and red cherry flavors. Mocha and tobacco lend additional depth and complexity as it unfolds, punctuated by juicy acidity.”

2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Blue Lifestyle/Anthony Dias Blue – Rated 94 Points : “Silky and tangy, juicy and pure; generous plum and cassis; bright and toasty with notes of earth and new oak; balanced and long.”

2013 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Forbes Magazine, These Splurge-Worthy Wine Are Perfect For Celebrating The Holidays This Year: “Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is perfect for this time of year with its winter spice and black-cherry compote on the nose and flavors of kirsch-filled chocolates and licorice.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon & 2016 Mathew Bruno Sauvignon Blanc: The Napa Wine Project“Mathew’s philosophy is to make balanced and approachable wines – and they have certainly done so with the two wines we tried.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: California Wine Advisors rates Mathew Bruno “Classic” 96+ Points : “A classic example of Rutherford Cabernet, the 2012 Mathew Bruno presents itself as inky black in the glass. The bouquet is stunning, showcasing the black currant, blueberry, and anise notes typical to the area. The palate develops in complexity, offering layers of red and black berry, spice box, and baking chocolate that culminate in a striking finish that is focused and shows fantastic length. Delicious right out of the gate, the patient collector will be well-rewarded for cellaring another 5-7 years and drinking for another decade beyond that.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: The Tasting Panel/Anthony Dias Blue, Executive Director of the San Francisco International Wine Competition – Rated 95 Points : “Smooth and juicy with dark color, deep plum and blackberry fruit; rich, beautifully structured and complex with rich texture and lovely depth; long and balanced.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Restaurant Wine by Ronn Wiegand, Master of Wine, Master Sommelier – Rated Excellent : “Excellent, among the very best for its type, style & price.  Full bodied, complex in flavor and quite rich.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: C Magazine, “In the Red” (as published in the November 2015 issue with Mathew Bruno Wines, Gary Farrell Winery and Frank Family Vineyards) : “Give thanks and raise a glass this season with three new noteworthy California wines.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Fortune Magazine, 10 Enchanting Red Wines For Valentines Day 2016 (as published February 10, 2016) : “Now only in its fourth vintage, the Mathew Bruno 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a dark-fruited juicy Cab with pretty chili, spice and nutmeg accents.  Its tannins are fine and smooth, but its backbone is firm-there’s no extra flab on this guy.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Kerrin Laz, K. Laz Wine Collection : “I tasted this wine blind at the end of January and was able to re-taste it a few weeks ago and I’m happy to say, this is one of the best Beckstoffer George III Vineyard Cabernets coming from this hallowed Rutherford vineyard.  It was aged for 24 months in new oak and on the palate offers supple, seamless black and red fruit that with sourcing from Beckstoffer GIII Vineyard, often commands double the price than this current release.  It is an over-deliverer from the nose to the finish.  I highly recommend getting a few bottles.”

2012 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Bounty Hunter Rare Wines and Spirits : “This is quite a special Cabernet Sauvignon.  2012 was a superb growing season, and this wine represents the essence of Rutherford and its famed dusty minerality.  This wine will age 10 years if you need it to, but it tastes pretty darn fine right this evening.”

2010 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Bounty Hunter Rare Wines & Spirits added Mathew Bruno to their well regarded catalog who ships to over 2 million people across the United States. Bounty Hunter claims, “They certainly got our attention and even though this family is new to the game, they are working with some serious fruit and making some even more serious juice.”

2010 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Spectator Magazine rated Mathew Bruno “Excellent” at 91 points.

2009 Mathew Bruno Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine Spectator Magazine named Mathew Bruno “A successful debut in a challenging year.”