“Sometimes the greatest adventure begins when you return home.”
Nose bursts from the glass with crushed black cherries and wet stones after a summer rain. Delicious, ripe but precise high acid fruit. More Northern Rhone style than Southern. Super long velvety tannins and remarkable freshness. What can I say; the guy knows how to motivate a team. I am “begrudgingly”, very proud of this wine. By the way – no corkscrew required, finished with a revolutionary glass decanter style topper. Salud!
Chris Figgins,Consulting Winemaker
Aged in 100% once used French oak barrels for 20 months.
Bottling Date: July 2011
Release Date: November 2011
Cases Produced: 100
Gallatin Valley, Montana — US Territory
Howling wind, driving snow and frigid temperatures were the setting that fateful winter evening as my great uncle, Robert Tillman Matthews, braved the Montana elements to save a young filly half buried and freezing to death in the snow. It was a dramatic rescue, but one that Uncle Tim would soon regret. Shortly after returning to the warmth of his barn, Uncle Tim found himself staring down the barrel of a gun, accused of horse thieving by the filly’s owner. A fight ensued and unfortunately Uncle Tim didn’t have a chance to explain his side of the story... he was shot and killed that cold night in his barn. Eventually the perpetrator was caught and brought to trial for murder. He spent his remaining days in the Deer Lodge Territorial Prison for gunning down Uncle Tim that cold winter night.
Sometimes doing the right thing leads one down an unexpected path of fate. We still believe in doing the right thing and this wine is dedicated to the memory of Great Uncle Robert Tillman Matthews – may he rest in peace.