In the glass, The Arsonist 2014 Red Blend is a rich plum color. It reveals alluring aromas of black currant, cranberry and mocha that intermingle with spice and black pepper. Sweet wild berry fruit flavors on the entry, dry as the wine progresses across the palate. An opulent and luscious wine with the essence of dried blueberries and juicy plum that seamlessly transition to a lengthy finish with hints of dark chocolate and truffle tannins. The Arsonist 2014 Red Blend is a towering affirmation that we all must sometimes play with fire.
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 (25%) : This deeply colored grape contributes inky dark color, tannins and flavors of plum and dark chocolate to the blend. The Malbec in the 2014 Arsonist Red Blend adds to the richness of the mid-pallet and is from our Matchbook Estate Vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills.
Cabernet Sauvignon (23%): Drawn from Sonoma County's historic Chalk Hill region and our very own Matchbook Estate Vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills the Cabernet Sauvignon adds length and depth to The Arsonist Red Blend. Due to it's 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.
Pair this layered and complex red blend with a Filet Mignon, slow-roasted Osso Buco or peppercorn-crusted New York strip steak.