October 2015 – Matchbook Wines

Month: October 2015



October 20th, 2015

88 Point Matchbook 2011 Tinto Rey

by: Dave Kempa


Tasting Panel Magazine has given Matchbook’s 2011 Tinto Rey Red Blend an 88-point review:

Silky and juicy with plum and tangy berry fruit; spicy, crisp and balanced; racy and lively with bright style. 46% Tempranillo, 35% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Graciano, 4% Petit Verdot. 

Find the review here.

October 13th, 2015

Stark Insider: Arsonist Red 91 points

by: Dave Kempa

CaptureWe just love this review from Clint Stark at Stark Insider on our Matchbook 2012 Arsonist Red, which he gives 91 points!

His short review: “Smashing Stuff”

And an excerpt from the long review (follow the link above to read the whole thing!):

You get the heft of that Cab (tannins!), playfulness of the merlot (herbal notes), and, with the majority of the grapes being from the Petite Verdot, you get that dry, French sensibility. Mais, oui. It’s a very satisfying pour.

Nous sommes d’accord!

October 12th, 2015

Zinfandel Chronicles rates Matchbook Wines

by: Dave Kempa


We are loving this review from Tom Lee at Zinfandel Chronicles giving the 2012 Arsonist Red 90 points and 2012 Tinto Rey 89 points! Our favorite excerpts:

2012 Arsonist Red – “Alluring nose of black fruits, pencil and cassis. Lush and warm with nice mouth feel. Medium body with ample acidity. Blackberries, currants, toast and espresso on the palate. Supple tannins on an excellent finish. Approachable now or cellar for 2-4 years. My rating: 90 points.”

2012 Tinto Rey – “Black fruits, leather and pepper on the nose. Rich, plush fruit on the palate. Medium body with nice acidity. Flavors of raspberries, black cherries and black pepper. Smooth and easy to drink. A really good value at $17 from the winery. Drink over the next 3 years. My rating: 89 points.”

“Both wines represent outstanding values that pair well with food and can be opened any night of the week. What’s not to like?”

October 8th, 2015

Matchbook Holiday 6-Pack Sampler

by: Dave Kempa

It’s that time again. Brisk morning air and an early setting sun. The days grow shorter, signaling to us that holiday celebrations are on the way.

Be the first to show your friends and family how much you care with Matchbook’s Holiday Sampler 6-Pack, bringing the best of the Matchbook, Mossback and Chasing Venus labels–with a special introduction of our Tinto Rey Dunnigan Hills Verdejo. Included in the pack: 

  • 2014 Chasing Venus New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2013 Arsonist Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
  • 2014 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Tinto Rey Verdejo
  • 2013 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2011 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Tinto Rey Red Blend
  • 2012 Arsonist Red Blend 

 Buy it today

Flat fee $2.00 shipping through December 31!

Price: $119.94