December 2017 – Matchbook Wines

Month: December 2017



December 21st, 2017

Just Released – 2017 Tinto Rey Rosé

by: Mikaela Leach

The 2017 Tinto Rey Rosé is an estate bottled blend of Tempranillo, Tannat and Verdejo. The color is a beautiful rose petal pink with alluring aromas of perfume, watermelon and white nectarine that just beg you to take a sip. Fresh stone fruit flavors on the palate are balanced by crisp acidity. Pleasing flavors of white peach and Rainier cherry lead to a delightfully long finish with just a hint of peach pit.

A perfect way to toast the holidays or bring in the new year. Purchase online or in the tasting room today!

December 18th, 2017

Cheers to being voted BEST WINERY of 2017!

by: Mikaela Leach

We are thrilled and humbled to be voted 2017 Best Winery! We would like to thank Yolo County and The Woodland Daily Democrat.

“John and I grew up here and absolutely love our community. It is truly an honor for our family to have Matchbook voted 2017 Best Winery by our community. ” said Lane Giguiere, owner, Matchbook Wine Company.

We invite you to come out to the winery to visit, taste delicious wines and enjoy the spectacular view from our patio.

December 15th, 2017

92 POINTS & Editors’ Choice for 2016 Verdejo!

by: Mikaela Leach

“Intriguing and complex” and 92 POINTS and Editors’ Choice from Wine Enthusiast for the 2016 Tinto Rey Verdejo!

Verdejo is hard to come by in the US, but this Spanish varietal thrives in the Matchbook Estate Vineyards in the Dunnigan Hills AVA of California.  We hand-picked the Verdejo, whole-cluster pressed the grapes and moved the juice into neutral barrels for fermentation. Following fermentation the wine was aged eight months in neutral French oak barrels. We stirred the lees during the aging process to enhance the wine’s richness.

We agree this wine is delicious with “bright elements orange zest and pineapple with richer flavors of toasted almond, salted peanuts and dried figs.” Click here to buy a bottle today.

December 8th, 2017

New Release: 2017 Chasing Venus!

by: Mikaela Leach

NEW RELEASE! Incredibly aromatic and a perfect holiday aperitif. Enjoy the intoxicating aromas of citrus and passion fruit followed by vibrant, mouthwatering flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and lime zest.  To get your bottle today click here.






December 1st, 2017

New Release – 2015 Arsonist Red Blend!

by: Mikaela Leach

An opulent and luscious wine with the essence of dried blueberries and juicy plum that seamlessly transition to a lengthy finish with hints of dark chocolate and truffle tannins. The Arsonist 2015 Red Blend is a towering affirmation that we all must sometimes play with fire. This is the perfect wine to warm up your holiday and pairs well with a Filet Mignon or slow-roasted Osso Buco. To order a bottle today click here.