January 2016 – Matchbook Wines

Month: January 2016



January 26th, 2016

Matchbook Tempranillo wins PLATINUM at Winemaker Challenge

by: Dave Kempa


The results are in from this year’s Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, and Matchbook’s 2012 Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo walked away the big winner: The economical wine walked away with the Best of Class Director’s Award in the Tempranillo category.

The score? 94 Points and a Platinum Medal, with Wine Guru Robert Whitley giving it 93 points! Not bad for a wine at that price point.

Other wines taking home medals included:


Mossback 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 points


Matchbook 2011 Tinto Rey Red Blend – 89 points

Matchbook 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 points

Matchbook 2012 Syrah – 88 points

Matchbook 2013 The Arsonist Chardonnay – 87 points

Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – 87 points

Mossback 2013 Central Coast Pinot Noir – 88 points

View the full results here!

January 12th, 2016

16 Medals at SF Chron Wine Comp!

by: Dave Kempa


Shh. You hear that? That’s the clang of many, many medals.

We just took home 16 pieces of hardware from the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Considering the fact that we submitted 17 wines, that’s a pretty great showing. Here are our results:


Matchbook 2012 The Arsonist Red Blend


Mossback 2013 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Mossback 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Matchbook 2014 Old Head Chardonnay

Matchbook 2015 Rose of Tempranillo

Matchbook 2012 Tempranillo

Sawbuck 2013 Chardonnay

Sawbuck 2013 Malbec


Mossback 2013 Central Coast Pinot Noir

Matchbook 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Matchbook 2013 Range 19 Red Blend

Matchbook 2012 Syrah

Matchbook 2013 The Arsonist Chardonnay

Matchbook 2012 Tinto Rey

Sawbuck 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon