Matchbook Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Verdejo 2017, Dunnigan Hills, California

This refreshing and distinctive Spanish wine comes from estate vineyards. The 2017 Verdejo has aromas of apricot, peach, honeysuckle and just a hint of perfume.The palate is bright and luscious with flavors of citrus fruits, kiwi, starfruit and lemon tart. The unique step of barrel aging a portion of this wine in neutral oak makes it silky and complex on the palate with well integrated flavors. A portion of the grapes were whole cluster pressed. Then the wine was fermented in neutral oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Barrel fermented lots were aged 5 months in neutral oak to increase complexity and mouthfeel, resulting in a wine that is crisp and refreshing with great complexity and mouthfeel. 2017 vintage – 89% Verdejo, 11% Chardonnay.