When Colleen and Matt toured the Sonoma Valley a few years ago, our very prophetic guide offered the following advice, “There are only 2 types of wine; wine you like and wine you don’t like.” This may sound simplistic but we know choosing the right wine to compliment your cut of meat can be a daunting task. The staff at Matador Meat & Wine has tasted all of the wine offered and each member of our staff has their favorites. Whether you are seeking a bold Petite Sirah to go with that 2-inch thick rib eye or a light Pinot Gris with your Iowa Chop, you will find our staff able to offer some insight into your decision.

Cabernet Sauvignon

A Cabernet Sauvignon is easily the most popular red varietal.  With vibrant aromas of black cherries, black currents, black plums, black olives, and eucalyptus in a young wine, and hints of cedar and cigar box bouquet as it ages, Cabernet Sauvignon produces reliable, even predictable, full-bodied wine, with high degrees of both tannins and acidity.  We have Cabernets from California and Washington ranging from 15.00 to 125.00


The Merlot grape is bigger than the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and has a lot more juice in proportion to its skin surface area.  It is a thinner-skinned grape, with lower tannins and lower acid levels.  Merlot wines feature aromas and flavors of ripe, sweet chocolate-covered black cherries tinged with oaky vanilla overtones, complete with silky, volumptuous texture.  We have Merlots from California and Washington that are priced between $15 and $45.

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris (also known as Pinot Grigio) is a variant of the Pinot Noir grape.  Depending on their origins, wines made from Pinot Gris can be light to medium-bodied and refreshing or medium to full-bodied with more emphatic flavor.  At their best, wines are complex, luscious, and full-bodied, with mineral- and fruit-fruit driven flavors.  We offer selections from California and Oregon that range from $15-27.

We also carry Petite Sirah, Syrah, Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Red Blend wines.

Here is a sampling of the wines we have available.

Left Coast Cellars white Pinot noir
Bethel Heights Vineyard Pinot noir
Cambria Estate Winery Pinot noir
Left Coast Cellars Cali’s cuvée Pinot noir
Landy Family Vineyards Pinot noir
Atalon Cabernet
Laely Cabernet
Rodney Strong Brothers Ridge Cabernet
Surh Luchtel Cabernet
Tate Cabernet
Substance Cabernet
Seven Hills Cabernet
Farm Cabernet
Acre Cabernet
Textbook Cabernet

Chasing Lions Cabernet
Ladera Howell Mountain Reserve Cabernet
Weese Family Winery Cabernet
Flora Springs merlot
Tate merlot
Farrella merlot
St. Supery merlot
Fall Creek Vineyards Tempranillo
Bodacious red blend
The Arsonist red blend
Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red
Morgan cotes du Crow’s
Brennan Vineyards Buffalo Roam red blend
Red IQ red blend

Hourglass HG III red blend
Big Guy red blend
Rockpile Zinfandel
1000 stories Zinfandel
Hullabaloo Zinfandel
Mauritson Zinfandel
Carpene Malvolti prosecco
Revana Terroir Selection Cabernet
Flanagan Syrah
Signorello Estate Cabernet
W The Winery Cabernet
Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet

Freemark Abbey Fiftieth Reserve Cabernet Super Bowl 50 commemorative bottle
David Arthur Elevation 1147 Cabernet
Tamarack Cellars Cabernet franc
Bodini Malbec
Bell Syrah
Palazzo Cabernet franc
Perrier-Jouet brut champagne
Mumm Napa brut rose champagne
Domaine Carneros sparkling wine