2014 Matchbook Estate Bottled Dunnigan Hills Syrah
Syrah from the Dunnigan Hills is earthy and spicy and full-bodied. We like our Matchbook Syrah with grilled lamb chops rubbed with rosemary and mustard. Equally delicious with a pasta topped with garlicy mushrooms.
91 Points and Editors' Choice from Wine Enthusiast
The 2014 vintage is our first Estate Bottling for the Matchbook Syrah. It was crafted entirely from our Matchbook estate vineyards and winery. The native Rhone varietal offers earthy aromas of leather and plum and delivers flavors of black cherry, blueberry, dried fruit and truffles on the palate. The age-worthy Syrah has great acidity and a flavorful and lingering finish.
The grapes were gently crushed just 20 minutes after being harvested and then fermented in small temperature- controlled stainless steel tanks. We used a combination of specially selected yeast and native yeast to enhance color and flavor extraction without harsh tannins. We pumped the tanks over twice a day until nearly dry, then pressed and aged the wine in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 20 months. Only the best barrel lots were chosen for our Estate Bottled Syrah.
Pair with beef short ribs, game dishes or a venison burger.
Dunnigan Hills Syrah