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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tinto Reytext
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Tinto Rey 2018

Dunnigan Hills, Yolo County, California, United StatesAn unusual California selection I welcome with open arms, Tinto Rey is an 89/11 mix of verdejo/chardonnay fermented in neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel for five months. It would appear the iconic Spanish grape has found a home in Dunnigan Hills. The nose is a savoury green affair with bits of fresh cut apples flecked with lime zest, although the addition of chardonnay and oak unnecessarily fattens the wine, in my opinion. That said, many will love the creamy style and butter notes. Ready to drink and food friendly, the winery suggests serving it with creamy cheeses, spicy shrimp, or a salmon salad.Tasted: 16 April 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.99 BCLS AB 19.95 select private retailers Producer: JL GiguiereDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: VerdejoUPC: 859551001444