December 2016 – Matchbook Wines

Month: December 2016



December 16th, 2016

Fred Tasker Recommends Matchbook Chardonnay for Holidays

by: Mikaela Leach

Fred Tasker recommends the 2015 Matchbook Estate Bottled Old Head MTCHBK-FrontBtl-15Chard-HighChardonnay in his article entitled “Exceptional wines for Christmas Eve, Hanukkah.” The article appeared in syndication in many regional newspapers including the Sacramento Bee and Miami Herald from December 12 through December 16, 2016. Following is the review from Tasker’s article:

2015 Matchbook Wine Estate Bottled “Old Head” Chardonnay Dunnigan Hills (100 percent chardonnay): hint of oak, aromas and flavors of ripe pineapples and cantaloupes, lush and creamy, long finish; $15.

To read the article as it appeared in the Sacramento Bee please click here. Happy Holidays and may your glass be filled with Matchbook Chardonnay – Cheers!

December 9th, 2016

BEST BUY & 88 POINTS from Wine Enthusiast for Black’s Station 2014 Red Blend

by: Mikaela Leach

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The review highlights the 2014 Black’s Station Red Blend as a substantial wine, from the dark, dark color to the ripe but dry fruit flavors….full bodied, hefty in mouthfeel, blending oaky spice accents with blueberry and blackberry flavors. We couldn’t agree more, this wine embraces the bold spirit of the pioneer town for which it is named. Click here for the full review.

December 8th, 2016

New Release – 2016 vintage of Chasing Venus!

by: Mikaela Leach

The 2016 vintage of Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand is in the bottle and ready for you! Check out winemaker, Hayden Oliver, as he highlights the 2016 vintage of Chasing Venus from the Matchbook bottling line.  The winter weather outside may be frightful, but this wine is just delightful!  We enjoy this refreshing, classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with holiday hors d’oeuvres, cheeses and shellfish.

December 5th, 2016

90 POINTS for Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc!

by: Mikaela Leach




The 2015 vintage of Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand was awarded 90 POINTS from Wine Enthusiast in the 12/31/16 Issue.

Joe Czerwinski says, “This affordably priced wine… harmoniously blends stone fruit, citrus and grassiness. The finish is smooth and silky in texture…”

Please click here to read the full review.