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June 22nd, 2017

Barrel Delivery!

by: Mikaela Leach

We are barreling down the days to harvest. Did you know, Matchbook winemakers use over 7,800 barrels to ferment and age our wines? This summer, we will receive almost 900 barrels in preparation for the upcoming 2017 Harvest.

 

 

 

June 15th, 2017

GOLD for Mossback Chardonnay at 2017 Dan Berger International Wine Competition

by: Mikaela Leach

Dan Berger International Wine Competition (formerly Riverside International Wine Competition) is one of the original wine competitions that started in 1982 as part of the California State Fair.

24 Internationally respected wine judges awarded our 2015 Mossback Russian River Chardonnay a GOLD medal based on criteria created over 50 years ago by Prof. Maynard Amerine at UC Davis.

A glass of Mossback Russian River Chardonnay is “rich and creamy with a nice minerality” and perfect for summer! Click here to buy a bottle today.

 

 

June 5th, 2017

Good Looking Chardonnay Clusters!

by: Mikaela Leach

John Giguiere reviews sample Chardonnay grape clusters from the Gemmer South block of our Matchbook Vineyard with Viticulturist, Yannis Toutountzis, Head Winemaker, Dan Cederquist and Winemaker, Hayden Oliver. The grapes are approaching the “bunch closure” phenological stage and they look great! The 2017 Harvest will be here soon!

 

 

 

May 15th, 2017

Mossback brings home 3 GOLD 90+POINT Scores from 2017 North Coast Wine Competition

by: Mikaela Leach

Mossback brings home 3 Gold medals and three 90+ POINT scores from the prestigious 2017 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Competition.

  • GOLD, 94 POINTS for the 2015 Mossback Russian River Pinot Noir. Reviewer Comments: Richer riper style; plush; silky; spicy crowd pleaser.
  • GOLD, 91 POINTS for the 2014 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Reviewer Comments: Spice rack; Cab Sauv; spicy; elegance.
  • GOLD, 92 POINTS for the 2015 Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay. Reviewer Comments: Easy gold. Very enjoyable.

April 28th, 2017

Why We Are Here

by: Lane Giguiere

RocksIf you stand in the middle of the Matchbook vineyard and wonder why we decided to plant grapes on the tops of these Dunnigan Hills, look down. The answer is underfoot. The rocks and red gravel are why we are here. Rocks don’t hold water, they provide no nutrients, this is heaven to a grape farmer. Vines need a little stress to produce flavorful grapes, and well-drained, rocky soils restrict vegetation and force vines to search deep for all-essential water and nourishment. This stress naturally reduces bunch and berry size, controls canopy development and builds strong roots.

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