Washington, DC (February 11, 2014) – The folks from matchboxfoodgroup have announced the release of their first-ever private label wine in commemoration of the company’s tenth anniversary.
Enologist and wine legend Jed Steele, of STEELE Wines, created this custom non-vintage blend of 12 varietals from Lake County, California.
What’s in it?
Zinfandel and syrah comprise nearly 50% of the blend, adding mild pepper and earthiness that is offset by the remaining grapes, creating a perfect balance of smooth fruit and oak with a restrained, pleasant bouquet. Hints of petite syrah, petite verdot, malbec, mourvedre, pinor noir, Grenache, cabernet sauvignon, tempranillo, merlot, and cabernet franc also add layers of aroma and density that create a versatile wine that is drinkable, intended to be enjoyed with friends and family.
Medium-bodied and off-dry, it has 13.8% ABV and a slight residual sugar, but is not a ‘hot’ wine, as many California reds can be.
Matchboxfoodgroup Principal Ty Neal said of the new venture, “This proprietary wine is a small batch, and is a bit of a funky blend, as it should be.”
Grab this new blend at all matchbox and Ted’s Bulletin’s locations for glass ($8) and bottle ($28).