Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wine Review: Tinto Rey Rosé 2017

Matchbook Tinto Rey Rosé 2017

Tinto Rey is the label by Matchbook Wine Company (out of Dunnigan Hills, California) that focuses of Spanish varietals and Spanish style wines. I've done so many reviews of Matchbook's wines that it's ridiculous. To read all about Matchbook check out my article A Brief History of Matchbook Wine Company, and to see my other reviews of their wine then click here.

But right now I'm in the middle of a brand new series of Matchbook wine reviews. Their Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay 2016 was my wine pick of the month, today I'm reviewing their Tinto Rey Rosé 2017, then next I'm on to Chasing Venus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, and cleaning up with Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.

The really cool thing about this rosé is that they took 51% Tempranillo, 39% Tannat, and 10% Verdejo (a white grape) and crushed them all together and cold fermented them together like a field blend, instead of doing each one separately and blending at the end. So that means that it even spent some time in contact with the white skins and not just the red. So does that make it a pink and orange mutant wine? Hmmm. The final ABV is 13.5%.

The color of the wine looks like a darker hue of what Crayola calls "peach" more to me than anything else. If you have this wine or do end up buying it, then put your glass right up to the image on the right. Yup! A darker hue of Crayola peach! This is the kind of stupid shit that pops into head. Either I'm a goddamn genius or a outright idiot.

On the nose there's a floral and mineral layer above aromas of watermelon, cantaloupe, and lime. On the palate it's medium bodied with the slightest touch of oiliness to the mouthfeel, but still crisp and refreshing. There's flavors of watermelon, peach, lime, and concrete. Then it finishes rather lengthy with peach, concrete, and white pepper.

SUMMA CHUGGA, KED! Chill it right up and slam it down the hatch because it's yummy! Yet it's within an ocean of other rosés that are just as good for the same price. If you buy this wine you'll enjoy the hell out of it and you won't be disappointed for the money you spent.

Price: $15
Rating: 3/5 = Satisfying (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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