2020 Pillars of Hercules Red Blend, Giguiere Estate
93 Points from Wine Enthusiast! "This quietly impressive wine is deep and saturated but not showy, offering its incredibly concentrated black fruits and dark chocolate on a full body. Editors’ Choice.”
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.
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. This is
a chewy, dense, full-bodied blend for those seeking a big red wine.
This bold red blend has enough balance and complexity to enjoy on its own as an aperitif. It is also a great choice to pair with baby back ribs, slow-roasted lamb shanks, or grilled veggies tossed with a rich romesco sauce.
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