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2019 Pillars of Hercules Red Blend, Giguiere Estate

"An eclectic blend of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Teroldego yeilds a deep lovely wine that's smooth, juicy and seamless, lush with ripe berry fruit and a long finish" - 92 Points, The Tasting Panel

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Description

Tasting Notes

This unique blend of three Estate Grown reds shows off its robust pedigree in the deep, dark purple color. The aromas are a lush mix of fresh blue fruit, chocolate and crushed violets. Juicy, mouthwatering flavors of blackberry, blueberry and sweet oak mingle with back notes of earthiness and pepper spice and fine, dusty tannins that coat the palate.

Production Notes

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 {63%} is important world-wide in warm growing regions because of its need for some heat and a dry climate to ripen fully. Grown in the Dunnigan Hills, PS adds appealing flavors and aromas of sugar plum, blueberry, violets, dark chocolate and black pepper. PETIT VERDOT {24%} shows its true potential in warm regions with long growing seasons on the well-drained, gravel-based soils found in the Dunnigan Hills. PV is the backbone of our Pillars of Hercules adding firm tannins, great structure and dense flavors of plum, blueberries and mocha. TEROLDEGO {13%} 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.

Pairings

This intense and racy 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, Korean short ribs and anything with a rich barbeque sauce.
Vintage 2019
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Premium Red Blend
Varietal Composition 63% Petite Sirah 24% Petit Verdot 13% Teroldego
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
PH 3.47
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml