Matchbook Syrah 2013, Dunnigan Hills, California


Matchbook Syrah 2013, Dunnigan Hills, California

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Matchbook has seven products, all focusing on varietals that perform well in the warm Dunnigan Hills climate. 2013 – 87% Dunnigan Hills Matchbook Vineyard Syrah, 8% California Petit Verdot, 5% Chalk Hill Sweetwater Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. “Aromas of pepper spice and plum mix with blackberry, bacon and cocoa powder, while rich black cherry and mocha flavors give way to a bouquet of cigar box, saddle leather and truffle. This is a juicy Syrah, with earthy undertones and balanced acidity. The Dunnigan Hills grapes were gently crushed within 20 minutes of harvest. Native yeast was used on 40% of the ferments to add complexity and richness. 6% of the juice was bled to concentrate flavors. We tank fermented the remaining fruit and pumped over twice a day until nearly dry. All the lots were pressed, blended together and aged in oak barrels for 21 months. We like to use a blend of French and American oak, only 22% of which is new to avoid over-oaking. We blended in 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon to give the wine depth, richness and improved structure.” – From the Winery.

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