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2013 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo

Our 2013 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.

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

Tasting Notes

Our 2013 Matchbook Tempranillo unfurls with Old World characteristics from two standout Spanish clones. The Ribera del Duero and Tinta de Toro vines grown on our estate contribute the familiar varietal flavors, while the traditional Rioja blending grape Graciano adds tannin and structure. Pronounced aromatics of ripe raspberry and rich plum lead to enticing flavors of earth, spicy cardamom and dark fruit. Smooth and soft on the palate, this seductive red has a bright finish that begs for another sip of this finely structured wine.

Vineyard Designation

Dunnigan Hills

Winemaker Notes

Our grapes were gently crushed and fermented in small, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Specially selected yeast (Assmannshausen and ES488) was used on two of five tanks to enhance color and flavor extraction without harsh tannins. The other three tanks 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 21 months. We like to use an assortment of French, Hungarian and American Oak and only 22% new to avoid over-oaking.

Pairings

Pair this Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo with a traditional Paella dish infused with saffron, mussels, shrimp and chorizo.
Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Tempranillo
Varietal Composition
80% Tempranillo
10% Graciano
7% Petit Verdot
3% Tannat
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
Acid .63
PH 3.92
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml