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2015 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Tempranillo

Spain meets California in our Tinto Rey Tempranillo. Spicy old-world flavors play nicely with the bright juiciness of Dunnigan Hills fruit. Pair this California-style with a grilled t-bone or Spanish-style with grilled branzino.   

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Description

The heritage of the three Tempranillo clones in our Matchbook vineyards are pure Spanish: Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Tinta de Toro. Those old-world vines grown in the Dunnigan Hills accentuate the best of both worlds. The rich aromatics are an enticing mix of barrel spice, vanilla and leather. Juicy flavors of plum and dark fruit are layered over earthy tobacco and dark chocolate notes that evolve and deepen with time in the glass. The firm tannins are balanced by luxurious, lingering flavors. This versatile wine is a beautiful aperitif and stands up well to grilled lamb, spicy pulled pork or muscles in a rich garlicy tomato sauce.

 

Tasting Notes

The heritage of the three Tempranillo clones in our Matchbook vineyards are pure Spanish: Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Tinta de Toro. Those old-world vines grown in the Dunnigan Hills accentuate the best of both worlds. The rich aromatics are an enticing mix of barrel spice, vanilla and leather. Juicy flavors of plum and dark fruit are layered over earthy tobacco and dark chocolate notes that evolve and deepen with time in the glass. The firm tannins are balanced by luxurious, lingering flavors.

Vineyard Designation

Dunnigan Hills

Pairings

This versatile wine is a beautiful aperitif and stands up well to grilled lamb, spicy pulled pork or muscles in a rich garlicy tomato sauce.

Other Notes

Born in Spain. Raised in California. Tinto Rey means Red King and is the name of our Spanish-centric wines. The Dunnigan Hills appellation is uniquely suited for Spanish grape varietals, like Tempranillo, that thrive in a Mediterranean climate. Warm days, gravelly soil, little rainfall are ideal conditions for Tempranillo, Tannat, Graciano and Verdejo. The distinctive, full-flavored Tinto Rey wines truly showcase the unique terroir of our estate vineyards.
Vintage 2015
Wine Style Medium Red Wine
Varietal Tempranillo
Varietal Composition 81% Tempranillo 10% Tannat 5% Petit Verdot 4% Graciano
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
PH 3.93
Barrel Aging 29 months
Tannin 6.31 g/L
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml