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February 5th, 2018

Berry Kisses for your Valentine

by: Mikaela Leach

Celebrate your Valentine with 
Berry Kissed Sangria!

This fun and fruity cocktail blends a bottle of Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir with a whole lot of love and some sangria fix’ins.  We have shared the recipe below and encourage you to make some today!




Berry Kissed Sangria


  • 1 bottle (750ml) Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir
  • 1 liter (about 4 cups) Lemon Lime Soda
  • 3 cups Blackberry Brandy
  • 3 cups Assorted Fruit (gala apples, grapes, cantaloupe, honey dew melon)
  • 2 Oranges or 3 Tangerines
  • 4-5 cups ice


  • Cut all fruit (except citrus) into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place fruit in container with lid.
  • Pour brandy over fruit and soak overnight in refrigerator.
  • Strain excess brandy from fruit.
  • Combine red wine, infused fruit and lemon lime soda. Stir.
  • Cut citrus in half and squeeze juice over wine mixture. Stir.
  • Serve over ice in a wine glass or tumbler.

January 31st, 2018

Mossback Wins Gold at 2018 San Fran Chronicle Wine Competition

by: Mikaela Leach

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines. Our very own 2015 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir received Gold Medals to recognize their outstanding quality.

Mossback is an old-time expression for farmers and is a nod to those who intimately understand the delicate relationship between vine, climate and soil connected to their roots. Winemaker Dan Cederquist has been working with our Mossback Vineyards for over 20 years.

Dan has a passion for making Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, he ferments a portion of this wine in barrel and loves the power and flavors this winemaking technique imparts on the final blend. The Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is an enticing mix of dusty berries, currants, leather and cigar box aromas followed by a lush mouthfeel that reveals layered flavors of cassis, black licorice and vanilla.

Pinot Noir has been one of Dan’s favorite grapes for over 20 years and the Central Coast is one of the great Pinot Noir regions of the world as its terroir produces wines with flavors that mirror the great wines of Burgundy. The Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir aims to please with a silky mouth feel that reveals flavors of rich black cherry that transition to chocolate and allspice on the elegant and soft finish.

Click here to get a bottle of Mossback to enjoy!


January 25th, 2018

Wine Enthusiast 90 POINTS & BEST BUY Black’s Station Malbec

by: Mikaela Leach

We are very proud to announce our 2015 Black’s Station Malbec has been awarded 90 POINTS and BEST BUY in the March 2018 issue of Wine Enthusiast. The editor highlights the wine’s great structure and vivid fruit flavors as a winning combination. This score speaks to the quality of our Black’s Station wines and the wines of Yolo County.



January 10th, 2018

2017 Matchbook Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now available!

by: Mikaela Leach

Fresh from the Old Matchbook Olive Grove, our new vintage of Matchbook Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now available. It is all dressed up in an elegant new package.

This year’s oil was 100% hand picked and is a blend 70% Frantoio and 30% Leccino.  The oil is very balanced with medium robustness and a high fruit component, medium bitterness and pungency.  The 2017 oil offers pleasing aromas of green and ripe olive, herbs, green almond with a buttery mouth feel, low astringency and long, lingering finish.

December 21st, 2017

Just Released – 2017 Tinto Rey Rosé

by: Mikaela Leach

The 2017 Tinto Rey Rosé is an estate bottled blend of Tempranillo, Tannat and Verdejo. The color is a beautiful rose petal pink with alluring aromas of perfume, watermelon and white nectarine that just beg you to take a sip. Fresh stone fruit flavors on the palate are balanced by crisp acidity. Pleasing flavors of white peach and Rainier cherry lead to a delightfully long finish with just a hint of peach pit.

A perfect way to toast the holidays or bring in the new year. Purchase online or in the tasting room today!

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