2013 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Tinto Rey Red Blend
France meets Spain in this elegantly robust blend of Mediterranean, Rhone and Bordeaux varietals.
Silver Medal winner at the 2017 Critics Challege International Wine Competition!
Tinto Rey is Spanish for “Red King,” and Tempranillo is the king of Spanish red varietals, is the foundation for our elegant and rich red blend. Aromas of dark fruit, leather and chocolate fill the glass and are followed by juicy flavors of red currant, black cherry and cigar box are seamlessly integrated on the palate. The fruit from the palate carries through to the long with dusty tannins.
The grapes were gently crushed and fermented in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A combination of specially selected yeast and native yeast was used 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, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 26 months. The best barrel lots were chosen for this complex blend of 51% Tempranillo, 20% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot, 10% Graciano and 4% Tannat to create an elegantly structured wine with layered complexity.
Pair with a classic steak house dinner of filet, creamed spinach and scalloped potatoes.
Blend: 51% Tempranillo, 20% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot, 10% Graciano and 4% Tannat
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