Month: June 2016

 

June 24th, 2016

Gold for Chasing Venus and More Medals at Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition

by: Ashley Johnson

Matchbook Wine Company continued its award-winning wine trend, walking away with 11 medals from Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition, including a Gold medal for its 2015 Chasing Venus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

The international wine competition, formerly the Riverside International Wine Competition, began in 1982 as an affiliate of the California State Fair system and retains 32 internationally respected wine judges of the highest caliber.

“The name no longer reflects the local farmers’ fair as it started out. It’s been a long time since it was just a small, regional event,” said Berger.

Gold – 2015 Chasing Venus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Silver – 2013 Arsonist Red Blend
Silver – 2014 Matchbook Dunnigan Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver – 2013 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver – 2014 Mossback Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bronze – 2012 Matchbook Syrah
Bronze – 2015 Matchbook Rose of Tempranillo
Bronze – 2014 Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Bronze – 2014 Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir
Bronze – 2014 Sawbuck Chardonnay
Bronze – 2013 Sawbuck Malbec

June 23rd, 2016

2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

by: Ashley Johnson

Excellent news from the 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Matchbook Wine Company walked away with 12 awards! Come visit our centrally located tasting room and try one of our winners.

Silver – 2015 Chasing Venus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Silver – 2014 Arsonist Chardonnay
Silver – 2013 Arsonist Red Blend
Silver – 2014 Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay
Silver – 2013 Matchbook Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver – 2012 Matchbook Syrah
Silver – 2015 Matchbook Rose of Tempranillo
Silver – 2014 Mossback Chardonnay
Silver – 2013 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze – 2012 Matchbook Tinto Rey
Bronze – 2014 Mossback Russian River Pinot Noir
Bronze – 2014 Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir

June 16th, 2016

2015 Chasing Venus NZ Sauvignon Blanc – 93 Pts, Best Buy & Gold!

by: Aileen Niizawa Morris

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Tastings.com has awarded our 2015 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc with 93 Points, a Best Buy, a Gold Medal and an Exceptional rating:

Bright light straw green color. Bold, citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit, guava, and passionfruit with a soft, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-length lime, pineapple, and roasted yellow pepper finish with silky, chewy tannins and no oak. A classically-styled Marlborough sauvignon blanc with great persistence of fruit.

June 10th, 2016

Have you heard the Bay Area Buzz about Yolo County?

by: Aileen Niizawa Morris

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Matchbook Wine was featured in Bay Area Buzz

“Yolo County is synonymous with UC Davis, my alma mater. However, much to my surprise, there is much more to Yolo than expected. Just over the mountain range from Napa Valley, it is an up and coming wine region; you can find a fine bottle of wine for very reasonable prices. Yolo also has strong roots in agriculture, which explains why farm-to-table food is becoming more and more prevalent here.

Matchbook Wines boasts a relaxing patio and vast vineyard views. This is the place to visit if you have a couple of hours to spare and just soak it all in. The winery is family owned and all of the grapes used are estate grown. Our favorite wine here was The Arsonist red blend. Make sure to have a taste when you visit! Check their website for some fun summer events too.”

 

June 9th, 2016

2016 California State Fair Awards

by: Aileen Niizawa Morris

The results are in for the California State Fair. We walked away with 20 awards, including a DOUBLE GOLD, 98 Points for 2012 Tinto Rey!

Matchbook 2012 Tinto Rey – DOUBLE GOLD, 98, Best of Class of Region

Matchbook 2014 Dunnigan Hills Cabernet – GOLD, 95, Best of Class of Region

Arsonist 2013 Red Blend – Silver, 88, Best of Class of Region

Matchbook 2015 Estate Bottled Rose – Silver, 88, Best of Class of Region

Matchbook 2014 Lake County Cabernet – Silver, 88

Black’s Station 2014 Yolo County Malbec – Silver, 88

Matchbook 2015 Verdejo – Bronze, 87

Black’s Station 2015 Estate Bottled Chardonnay – Bronze, 87

Arsonist 2014 Chardonnay – Bronze, 86

Matchbook 2012 Syrah – Bronze, 86

Mossback 2014 Central Coast Pinot Noir – Bronze, 86

Black’s Station 2014 Yolo County Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze, 86

Sawbuck 2014 Chardonnay – Bronze, 86

Sawbuck 2013 Malbec – Bronze, 86

Matchbook 2014 Old Head Chardonnay – Bronze, 85

Matchbook 2012 Tempranillo – Bronze, 85

Mossback 2013 Chalk Hill Cabernet – Bronze, 85

Mossback 2014 Russian River Pinot Noir – Bronze, 85

Black’s Station 2014 Yolo County Red Blend – Bronze, 85

Sawbuck 2013 Cabernet – Bronze, 85

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