January 2018 – Matchbook Wines

Month: January 2018



January 31st, 2018

Mossback Wins Gold at 2018 San Fran Chronicle Wine Competition

by: Mikaela Leach

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines. Our very own 2015 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir received Gold Medals to recognize their outstanding quality.

Mossback is an old-time expression for farmers and is a nod to those who intimately understand the delicate relationship between vine, climate and soil connected to their roots. Winemaker Dan Cederquist has been working with our Mossback Vineyards for over 20 years.

Dan has a passion for making Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, he ferments a portion of this wine in barrel and loves the power and flavors this winemaking technique imparts on the final blend. The Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is an enticing mix of dusty berries, currants, leather and cigar box aromas followed by a lush mouthfeel that reveals layered flavors of cassis, black licorice and vanilla.

Pinot Noir has been one of Dan’s favorite grapes for over 20 years and the Central Coast is one of the great Pinot Noir regions of the world as its terroir produces wines with flavors that mirror the great wines of Burgundy. The Mossback Central Coast Pinot Noir aims to please with a silky mouth feel that reveals flavors of rich black cherry that transition to chocolate and allspice on the elegant and soft finish.

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January 25th, 2018

Wine Enthusiast 90 POINTS & BEST BUY Black’s Station Malbec

by: Mikaela Leach

We are very proud to announce our 2015 Black’s Station Malbec has been awarded 90 POINTS and BEST BUY in the March 2018 issue of Wine Enthusiast. The editor highlights the wine’s great structure and vivid fruit flavors as a winning combination. This score speaks to the quality of our Black’s Station wines and the wines of Yolo County.



January 10th, 2018

2017 Matchbook Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now available!

by: Mikaela Leach

Fresh from the Old Matchbook Olive Grove, our new vintage of Matchbook Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil is now available. It is all dressed up in an elegant new package.

This year’s oil was 100% hand picked and is a blend 70% Frantoio and 30% Leccino.  The oil is very balanced with medium robustness and a high fruit component, medium bitterness and pungency.  The 2017 oil offers pleasing aromas of green and ripe olive, herbs, green almond with a buttery mouth feel, low astringency and long, lingering finish.