Matchbook Tinto Rey 2007, California

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$21.95 (317859)

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Maturing nicely with suggestions of saddle leather, baking spices, plums, black pepper, raspberry pie, and cocoa. Smooth with nicely softened tannins and a spicy, layered, and complex revisiting of the nose that is supercharged by flavours of smoked meat.This will impress for the next 5-10 years. Serve with barbecued game or (yes!) smoked meats. (VINTAGES panel, March 2013)
89 pts
6
May 11, 2013

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A wild blend of mostly tempranillo and syrah, with some cabernet, graciano and petite sirah - a real "Cal-Espa" mix -...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This five grape blend reaches out to grapes from Spain (44% tempranillo and 5% graciano), the Rhone (syrah 36%) and...

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Community Reviews (4)

Ross Richardson
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An excellent blend of dark fruit, cocoa, and meaty notes. Nicely integrated spice and wood with good length. Slightly underdeveloped at the moment and could use another few years in the cellar.

Great value.

Tasted May 2013.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with aromas of cherry, blueberry, soft leather, gentle wood spices and cigar box notes. On the mouthfeel, a medium-full bodied wine with soft seductive fruit, finely textured, balanced acidity and silky tannins. This blends finish is moderately complex, very smooth with mature, spicy flavours. This is a very interesting wine with aromatics similar to a Spanish wine but with a riper, and rounder, more velvety texture. Had I tried this wine about a year ago; it would have most likely had a little more structure and tannins. Very enjoyable wine served slightly chilled, over the next year or so.

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Philip Coville
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