2015 Super Tinto Red Blend
Our Estate Bottled Super Tinto is crafted from our most flavorful lots of Tempranillo, Tannat, Petit Verdot and Graciano grown on our Dunnigan Hills Estate.
90 Points from Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is big and bold yet still easy to drink. It has oodles of black fruit aromas, dense fruit flavors and generous dashes of spicy, smoky oak."
The famed Tinta de Toro Tempranillo clone is the foundation of our Super Tinto Red Blend. This clone is from the warm Toro region of Spain and lives up to its bold, muscular moniker. We chose the most intense and flavorful lots of Estate Grown Petit Verdot, Tannat and Graciano to blend with the Tempranillo to create a unique Dunnigan Hills blend that tames the bull with finesse. Concentrated flavors of dried cherry, rhubarb, tobacco, cream and vanilla are layered over velvety tannins. The depth of flavors lingers in a rich, lush finish.
The grapes were gently crushed and fermented in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The juice was fermented with a special batch of yeast cocktails that our Winemakers use to enhance color and flavor extraction without harsh tannins. The tanks were pumped over twice a day until nearly dry, then pressed and aged in a combination of French and American oaks barrels for 30 months. The best barrel lots were chosen for this limited bottling to create a wine that is both powerful and refined.
Super Tinto is best with grilled lamb chops or a sizzling steak topped with a dollop of creamy Gorgonzola.
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