2014 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo
This is the perfect summer red! Put a slight chill on a bottle of Matchbook Tempranillo and you will be pleasantly surprised at how delightful this juicy wine can be on a beautiful summer evening.
94 Points & Best Tempranillo 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
Triple Gold & Best of Class 2018 Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
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.
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.
Pair this old-world style Tempranillo with Spanish paella or grilled steak.