MCV 1105 Red Paso Robles
MCV Wines
United States - California - Paso Robles

This is the focus of the owner and winemaker's program. They make this wine unique to each vintage with the blend changing every year to reflect what Matt believes to be the best of that vintage. This wine is created to be elegant, balanced, complex, nuanced, aromatic and age-able. The owner and winemaker jokes that this is like a Chateauneuf Du Pape on steroids because of the Petite Sirah base.

This is a big, dense, chewy wine. The 3 “Black” grapes used for the wine each contribute their own unique piece to the complexity and depth.
Aromas of black raspberry, dark chocolate, tilled earth, tobacco, wintergreen and roasted coffee. Flavors of blackberry, blueberry, granite, licorice, violet and cocoa nib.

Paso Robles
Wine Type
61% Petite Sirah, 15% Tannat, 9% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 6% Petite Verdot and 1% Viognier
Grapes were processed on the same day they arrived at the winery. Sorting table juice was discarded. Post destemmer juice was used for the Rosé. Lots were fermented in 2 ton macrobins. A variety of yeasts were used, including some wild fermentations. Lots were cold soaked between 3 -7 days. Fermentation took an average of 12 days. Some lots received extended maceration. Some lots were pressed directly into barrel and some into tank to settle. High press was separated out into 3 cuttings.
The wine was aged in oak for 15 months, blended and returned to barrel for 4 more months. It was 100% French with around 67% being new. It was a combination of 225L Barriques and 500L Puncheons.
164 (9-liter cases)

It's very food friendly, particularly with lamb, beef and mushrooms.

Reviews and News

2018 MCV 1105 Red - 91 PTS - WE

2018 MCV 1105 Red - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Almost opaque in the glass, this blend of 61% Petite Sirah, 15% Tannat, 9% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 6% Petite Verdot and 1% Viognier offers deep violet and cassis aromas, but remains reserved. Elderberry and lavender flavors are spiced by cracked pepper on the palate. - MATT KETTMANN"

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2021), 91 pts

2017 MCV 1105 Red - 91 PTS - WE

2017 MCV 1105 Red - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Very dark in the glass, this bottling by Matt Villard pops on the nose with blackberry sorbet, wet slate, seared oak and a hint of mint. Earth and fruit converge on the palate, offering berries, sagebrush and a touch of smoke. It's a hearty yet balanced glass of wine. MATT KETTMANN"

- Wine Enthusiast (November 2019), 91 pts

Producer Information: MCV Wines

MCV Wines opened its doors in 2011 with the purchase of four and a half tons of some of the highest quality Petite Sirah to be found in the Paso ...
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