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
"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."
The Wine Advocate