2012 Matello Fool's Journey Deux Vert

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Yamhill-Carlton
Drink between 2016 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • BRR Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 3, 2021 - Five Syrah, blind (four WA, one OR), plus two Reynvaan non-blind: Tasted blind. This wine was the fifth and final wine tasted. This was a total standout from the other four wines and, after the reveal, that's not surprising as the other four were Washington wines. The nose was shot through with a very interesting herbaceousness under the bright pepper-inflicted red fruit. Much more acidity than the other four wines, which makes me think this is probably the Oregon fruit. Quite Rhone-like, actually, with its briary/peppery character and great acidity. Delicious, and even better with food.

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  • Empirate wrote: 91 points

    December 1, 2020 - Medium-bodied cooler climate. A bit acidic with a sour punch mid-palate, extended peppery finish. Held up day 2. Not a favorite of my spouse but I am enjoying thoroughly, nice weekday dinner accompaniment. No rush to drink my last one.

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  • dpolzien Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 29, 2020 - Enjoyed the pairing this with homemade kalbi and kimchi. Very pinot-like with cranberry and pomegranate notes predominating on the palate. Day 2 brought a bit more fruit than day 1, so will give it a bit more air next time.

  • Big Texas wrote: 91 points

    August 26, 2019 - On 2nd taste of this, it has really come around. It has entered the stage where it is enjoyable to drink as the acid has receded a bit. I'd still decant it and I think it has a few more years until we find the peak. Overall would recommend at this point - open the next bottle 2021?

  • Teamrehfeld wrote:

    August 11, 2019 - No rating. Not for me. Very not syrah. Mostly tart cherry. Acquired taste i expect. Give me rocks or give me not.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Oregon: Beyond Pinot Noir (Jan 2017), 1/1/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Matello
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Fool's Journey
  • Vineyard Deux Vert
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Yamhill-Carlton

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 96 (38%)
  • Consumed 154 (61%)

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