April 2016 – Matchbook Wines

Month: April 2016



April 26th, 2016

90 Points for Tempranillo

by: Lane Giguiere

The April 2016 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine features a 90-Point/Best Buy rating for our 2011 Matchbook Tempranillo!

90   Matchbook 2011 Tempranillo (Dunnigan Hills). Chocolaty aromas and ample spicy, dark-fruit flavors power this generous and firm-textured wine. Everything seems in place and in balance, ready to take on a nice roast or braise. Best Buy.


April 21st, 2016

92 Points for Mossback Cab

by: Lane Giguiere

Wine & Spirits magazine gives our 2013 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 92 POINTS and a BEST BUY rating in their April 2016 issue!

92 | Mossback  $25

2013 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (Best Buy)  Chalk Hill’s temperate climate and a warm, even growing season combined to grow this notably sleek (and surprisingly affordable) cabernet. It’s an elegant wine with a cool vibrancy to its floral and earth-bound aromas. The tannins are firm at first, softening gradually toward a supple, lush cassis flavor. You can drink this now with steak, or age it another five years or more.


April 6th, 2016

12 Medals at 2016 Critics Challenge!

by: Dave Kempa

(Including 6 GOLDS!)


Matchbook Wine Company has returned from the 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 12 medals heavier! Held in San Diego on March 19 and 20, this competition is known for its elite list of wine-writing judges (Paul Lukacs, Michael Franz, Rebecca Murphy, Leslie Sbrocco and Wilfred Wong, to name just a few)! Here’s are our winners:

Chasing Venus 2015 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (92 points)
Mossback 2013 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (91)
Sawbuck 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (91)
Matchbook 2012 Dunnigan Hills Syrah (90)
Matchbook 2013 Lake County Cabernet (90)
Matchbook 2015 Rosé of Tempranillo (90)

Matchbook 2013 The Arsonist Red Blend (89 points)
Matchbook 2012 Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo (89)
Matchbook 2014 Old Head Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay (89)
Mossback 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir (88)
Matchbook 2012 Dunnigan Hills Tinto Rey Red Blend (87)
Sawbuck 2013 Malbec (87)

Buy them all at our web store!!!