Matchbook Tempranillo 2011
The Tempranillo and Graciano vines grown in the Matchbook Vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills are from cuttings imported from the Pesquera region of Spain. While the traditional flavors of earth, leather and spice are evident from these old-world varietals, the Matchbook Tempranillo shows its California upbringing in the expansive aromas of blackberry and vanilla. Rich flavors of espresso mingle with dark chocolate and ripe cherry. Matchbook 2011 Tempranillo is big, bold and intense. The wine is luscious and layered with a good firm finish. Pair with a grilled New York strip steak or filet with a "Pittsburg char."