Pillars of Hercules is an Estate Grown wine based on the three varietals that produce bold, robust reds in their Dunnigan Hills terroir: Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Teroldego. 2020 vintage – 54% Petite Sirah, 27% Petit Verdot, 19% Teroldego. This unique blend of three Estate Grown reds shows off its robust pedigree in the deep, dark purple color. The aromatics are a beautiful mix of violets, dense black fruit, and chocolate. Juicy flavors of blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry jam are a nice counterpoint to the toasty oak and racy black pepper notes. The texture is full and viscous and hangs around for a long finish. Teroldego is a Northern Italian grape variety that thrives on the gravelly soils in our Dunnigan Hills vineyards. A dash of Teroldego adds the fresh, racy, berry character and good acidity that sets up the palate for another sip of Pillars. The Story: Strong, muscular, massive. Words that define Hercules when he planted two pillars astride the parting of the Strait of Gibraltar opening the old world to the new. When Matchbook set out to create a powerhouse wine, we chose to base our Pillars on the pillars of strength from the Dunnigan Hills: Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Teroldego.