Our smooth and seductive Spanish varietal Tempranillo is the new darling of this year’s wine competitions!The 2014 Matchbook Tempranillo was awarded Triple Gold, Best of Class in the 2018Dan Berger International Wine Competition. This is on top of the 94 points Platinum, Best Tempranillo at the 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition. Cheers to scoring more than GOLD!
Here are all the results of the competition:
Triple Gold, Best of Class – 2014 Matchbook Tempranillo
Introducing Black’s Station 2017 Chardonnay, now with a newly designed label by internationally recognized illustrator and scratchboard artist, Steven Noble. Matchbook Wine Company is excited to be part of Noble’s list of high caliber clients such as Coors, Exxon-Mobil , JP Morgan and Mercedes-Benz. We hope you enjoy the new vintage and new look of Black’s Station. Available now in our wine store, click here to buy!
ABOUT BLACK’S STATION
Back in the 1800’s … Due east of Napa, tucked away in northern California’s rolling Dunnigan Hills, is a little town called Zamora. Back in the late 1800’s, folks used to call it Black’s Station. At its height, this hub founded by J.J. Black boasted a hotel, two stores, a jail, blacksmith shops and a town hall. Today we grow our grapes in Zamora and we’d like to think that the wines carry with them the character and frontier-style of the old town.
July is California State Fair time. And once again, Matchbook walked away with a bunch of awards at the annual wine competition. Enjoy the fair July 13 to 29. Enjoy the award-winning Matchbook wines all year long!
2018 California State Fair Awards:
2017 Matchbook Rose of Tempranillo – DOUBLE GOLD, 99 Points, Best of Class of Appellation
2016 Tinto Rey Verdejo – Silver, 93 points, Best of Class of Appellation
2016 Black’s Station Chardonnay – Silver, 93 points, Best of Class of Appellation
2015 Arsonist Red Blend – Silver, 91 points, Best of Class of Appellation
“After tasting more than 75 Chardonnays over the past several months, our team battened down the hatches to choose our ten best from the bunch. While there were many fine competitors, these wines stood out for taste, character, mouthfeel, balance and all the other important attributes that make a wine noteworthy. These wines work hard for the retailer and the restaurateur by offering outstanding value for customers in this competitive, high-volume segment. These ratings are based on scores within this tasting group of wines.
Read the Full Review:
Matchbook 2016 Old Head Chardonnay, Dunnigan Hills($15)
Aged six months in previously used barrels, this golden straw– colored wine carries a toasted aroma with a smooth, buttery mouthfeel full of creamy fruit, almond paste, and melon preceding a long finish with a bit ofminerality. 92