' Matchbook Wines - Arsonist Red Blend

2016 The Arsonist Red Blend

New Release!

This is the Matchbook twist on a Bordeaux blend: 52% Petit Verdot, 26% Malbec, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon. Robust and elegant and ready for Holiday parties!

$21.99 per Bottle
$263.88 per Case
 

Description

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Arsonist Red Blend has expansive aromas of violet, rose petal, saddle leather and orange peel. Broad flavors of blackberry, plum and cassis fill the palate; a hint of dark chocolate and baking spice adds complexity to the blend. Firm, but refined tannins add good structure and long, silky finish. Power and grace in a bottle!

Production Notes

Petit Verdot (52%): The backbone of The Arsonist Red Blend, this thick-skinned grape yields concentrated, tannic wines with lots of color. Aged properly, Petit Verdot rounds out to develop rich, thick, full-structured wines. The Petit Verdot for this blend is from our Matchbook Estate Vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills. Malbec (26%): This deeply colored grape contributes inky dark color, tannins and flavors of plum and dark chocolate to the blend. The Malbec in the 2016 Arsonist Red Blend adds to the richness of the mid-palate and is from our Matchbook Estate Vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills. Cabernet Sauvignon (22%): A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Chalk Hill, Alexander Valley and the Dunnigan Hills adds length and depth to The Arsonist Red Blend. Due to its thick skin, Cabernet Sauvignon develops deep blue hues of black fruit with big tannins that allow the blend to develop and age well over the years.

Pairings

Pair this layered and complex red blend with a Filet Mignon, slow-roasted Osso Buco or peppercorn-crusted New York strip steak.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Premium Red Blend
Varietal Composition
52% Petit Verdot
26% Malbec
22% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation California
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml