2009 Matchbook Tinto Rey
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, cedar, spice box and light tannin
berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, spice box, cedar, dark fruit, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cigar box, lavender, cinnamon and incense
"Tinto Rey means Red King. Tempranillo is the king of Spanish red wines and one of the most important red varietals in our Matchbook vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills. The Spanish varietals Tempranillo and Graciano contribute spicy red berry fruit flavors; Syrah adds rich flavors of black cherry and blueberry; the spicy cedar and tobacco notes are from the cool-weather Cabernet Sauvignon." - Winery
"After one day of cold soak, the tank was bled to concentrate the flavors. We pressed off at three to zero degrees Brix after an eight day fermentation to allow brighter, cleaner fruit expression and to avoid heavy tannins. After two aerative rackings the wine went down to barrel in October 2009. The final blend was created in May of the following year."
"2009 was picture perfect for us out here in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. Cooler than normal temperatures and very little wind allowed us to ripen our grapes slowly for maximum flavor and intensity." - Winery