Matchbook Tinto Rey 2009

Red Blends from California

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Item No. 130247
  • red wine
  • RP91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Tinto Rey means "Red King." Tempranillo is the king of Spanish red wines, the most important varietal in our Matchbook Vineyard and the foundation of this unique Tempranillo/Syrah blend. This highly aromatic wine offers cigar box, cedar, blueberry cobbler, chocolate, cassis and just keeps going. The flavors are layered and complex with juicy cherry and blackberry framed by vanilla, spicy oak, leather and earth.

This dense red wine will pair well with the best cuts of meat as well as something as flavorful as bacon-wrapped dates.

Blend: 40% Tempranillo, 33% Syrah, 19% Graciano, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Tannat

Critical Acclaim

"Another interesting concoction is the 2009 Tinto Rey, a blend of 40% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 19% Graciano, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Tannat that also spent 22 months in American, French and Hungarian oak. It reveals a rich, full mouthfeel in addition to abundant black and blue fruits intermixed with graphite, spice box, forest floor and roasted herbs. Cotes du Rhone-like, with a lot of finesse and a richer, more fruit-driven mouthfeel, it should be drunk over the next several years."
91 Points

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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