March 2014 – Matchbook Wines

Month: March 2014



March 24th, 2014

Tasty Chardonnay

by: Lane Giguiere

The Stark Insider recommends 2012 Matchbook Chardonnay in the March 19 column “California wine: 3 tasty Chardonnays that won’t break the bank”.


“Matchbook 2012 Chardonnay, Dunnigan Hills. A peachy, medium-bodied wine with just the right amount of vanilla/toastiness that gives Chard that welcome texture. Dunnigan Hills is located in the Sacramento Valley (a few hours north of Silicon Valley). Again, this one is made in quantity and should be easy to find at retail. Recommended. $15.”

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March 20th, 2014

Side Dish: Matchbook Chard

by: Lane Giguiere

D Magazine featured our 2012 Matchbook Chardonnay in their March 16 Side Dish blog:

“Matchbook 2012 Old Head Chardonnay is a decidedly Californian style Chardonnay, at an incredible price of around $11.50 a bottle. One hundred percent barrel fermented, using both new and 2-3 year old oak, giving the wine richness and viscosity, layering light spice and vanilla notes with lemon-lime, golden apple, Asian pear and juicy melon for an easy drinking wine from the Dunnigan Hills appellation in Yolo County, CA near Sacramento…a region better known for their tomato industry but developing as an ideal place for growing grapes.”

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March 11th, 2014

Mossback Cab in Miami Herald

by: Lane Giguiere

Mossback 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon was recommended by McClatchy-Tribune wine columnist, Fred Tasker in the March 10 edition of  both The Miami Herald and The Bradenton Herald:

“2010 Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill (75 percent cabernet sauvignon, 20 percent merlot, 5 percent tempranillo): sturdy and rich, with black cherry, black coffee and tobacco flavors, smooth finish; $25.”