2014 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 "well structured and balanced, with appealing blackberry, nutmeg and cinnamon flavors"
92 Points & Gold Medal from the 2016 Sommelier Challenge!
The famed Tinta de Toro tempranillo clone is the foundation of our
new Iberian-based blend, Super Tinto. This clone, from the warm
Toro region of Spain, lives up to its bold, muscular moniker. We chose
the most intense and flavorful lots of Estate Grown tannat, petit
verdot and graciano to create a unique Dunnigan Hills blend that
tames the bull with finesse. Concentrated flavors of dark chocolate,
blackberry cobbler, mocha and spice 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 oak barrels for 16 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 a sizzling steak topped with a dollop of creamy Gorgonzola.
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