Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2010 Corralillo Winemakers Blend consists of 60% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Malbec. It has a delicate, refined nose with great purity and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly hard tannins, good acidity and chunky blackberry and tart notes towards the finish. Drink now-2015. (Dec 2012)
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Blackberry, cassis and earthy accents define the bouquet on this blend of Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. The palate is as solid as a boulder, but not overtly hard. Prune, berry, toast and cocoa flavors set up an elegant, rich and round finish with nice residual flavors and mouthfeel. Drink now-2016. - Editor’s Choice (Sep 2013)
Established in 1999, Matetic is owned and operated by Jorge and Cristian Matetic. The biodynamically farmed, certified organic vineyards are located in Rosario Valley, a subdivision of San Antonio Valley. There are two distinct types of soil in the valley - on the hillsides the soil is red-brick in color, thin, with a superficial layer of clay and decomposed granite below. On the valley floor, the soil composition has a deeper layer of granite, red clay on top over a layer of darker colored soil. The fruit is hand-picked and estate bottled. Winemaker Paula Cardena Saez began as an assistant for Errazuriz and William Cole Vineyards. She is assisted by winemaker Julio Bastias and consultant Ken Bernards.