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2014 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo

NEW RELEASE!

Our 2014 Matchbook Tempranillo is one of our most popular wines for good reason. It's smooth and silky and full of flavor. This easy drinking red will pair with everything from a bowl of mussels to a pepper-crusted rack of lamb.

History of Success!
Double Gold Medal winner at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
$14.99 per Bottle
$179.88 per Case
 

Tasting Notes

This wine is crafted from our Matchbook Vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills. Our climate and soils closely mirror those of the famous wine regions of Spain. We take great pride in our Spanish varietals, importing cuttings from Spain for our vineyards. The dark ruby color in the glass opens to aromas of black cherry, cigar box and dried fruit. While maintaining the traditional flavors of earth, leather and spice, the 2014 Matchbook Tempranillo bears its California upbringing with rich flavors of coffee and mocha that mingle with fresh cranberries, rhubarb and a hint of vanilla on the finish.

Vineyard Designation

Dunnigan Hills

Winemaker Notes

Our grapes were gently crushed and fermented in small, temperature- controlled stainless steel tanks. Specially selected yeast was used on half on the lots to enhance color and flavor. The other half underwent a native fermentation giving this wine complexity and richness. The tanks were pumped over twice a day until nearly dry, then pressed and aged in oak barrels for 22 months. The 2014 Matchbook Tempranillo is a blend of Tempranillo, both Toro and Duero clones, with the additions of Petit Verdot, Tannat and Gracian to give the wine depth and enhanced structure.

Pairings

Pair this old-world style Tempranillo with Spanish paella or grilled steak.
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Tempranillo
Varietal Composition
75% Tempranillo
14% Petit Verdot
8% Tannat
3% Graciano
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
Acid .63
PH 3.92
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml