Tasting Notes: The Perfect Match Collection

Master sommelier, Emily Wines, presents the tasting notes of the collection.

Only ten percent of winemakers are women, and female sommeliers make only 70 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts earn! Our winery champions a world where all women feel empowered, regardless of their gender or race. We want to disrupt gender inequality by helping advance the careers of women in the winemaking industry. This is why we’ve partnered with master sommelier, Emily Wines, to present the tasting notes of our newest collection.

The Wines of The Perfect Match Collection   

Our newest collection, The Perfect Match, celebrates 50 years of Title IX and envisions the next 50 years of this revolutionary equality law. It features three wines: a Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Rosé.   

Five dollars from every sale of the The Perfect Match collection will go to the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to empower women and promote gender and racial equity. An additional 5 percent of all profits will go to the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation. 

From Master Sommelier, Emily Wines, we present the tasting notes for the collection:    

All In Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills, California

A touch of extra bottle age makes for a complex wine that bursts with all the classic Zinfandel flavors. Sun-sweet black cherries, smoked plum, and boysenberry pie flavors are contrasted by cola, tootsie roll, and dark chocolate. Elegant oak notes of baking spice and vanilla show strong on the finish of this rich, mouth-filling wine. It’s the perfect go-to red wine for your Summer barbecue.  

Teneral Cellars All In Zinfandel

2020 Tempranillo, Fair Play, California

Generous red and black fruits abound in this classic Spanish varietal. Stewed plums, sun-warmed raspberries, and the juiciest of cherries contrast with dusty dark cocoa, mushroom, and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is plump, lush, and mouth-filling with dense, firm tannins that are both firm and velvety. We’re so proud that our Tempranillo was a Silver Award Winner at the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! 

Teneral Cellars 202 Tempranillo

2021 Rosé, Sierra Foothills, California

Bright and fresh, this Provence style Rose is packed with strawberry, watermelon and hibiscus flavors. A little skin contact during winemaking gives the wine a pleasant hint of tannins. The velvety texture is matched with mouthwatering acidity and a long, fruit-laden finish. 

Teneral Cellars 2021 Rosé

Emily Wines 

Emily Wines, one of only 129 master sommeliers in the world, is the President of the Board for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. A master sommelier since 2008, Emily has participated in all levels of examination and education for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, and was a founding member of their Diversity Committee. She currently lives in Oakland, California and works as Vice President of Wine and Beverage Experiences at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants. She also serves on Teneral Cellar’s Advisory Board.   

When you shop The Perfect Match collection, you’re supporting Emily’s work that brings you wines brimming with flavor. Championing a more equitable world for women tastes amazing!  

Shop The Perfect Match!


Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published