Wine Enthusiast has awarded The Arsonist 2017 Estate Bottled Chardonnay 93 points & Editors’ Choice and will be featured in their October 2019 issue. We are thrilled to receive our fourth consecutive 90+ point score from this prestigious magazine. We’d like to thank our stellar winemaking and vineyard team for crafting delicious high quality wines with the perfect balance of Power and Grace. We are heading into this year’s harvest with gold stars and good feelings!
Wine Enthusiast Full Review:
This indulgent, full-bodied wine goes all out on richness. Aromas of malted milk, vanilla and cream lead to layered hazelnut, crème brûlée and poached pear flavors, while the viscous texture carries through for a lingering finish. – JIM GORDON
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Matchbook won 9 awards at the 2019 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition including Best Tempranillo. Here is a list of the award winners:
2015 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Tempranillo – 94 points, Platinum, Best Tempranillo
2016 Arsonist Red Blend – 90 points, Gold
2016 Matchbook Estate Bottled Petit Verdot – 90 points, Gold
2016 Mossback Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 points, Gold
2017 Matchbook Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver
2017 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Verdejo – Silver
2017 Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay – Silver
2017 Mossback Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – Silver
2017 Black’s Station Yolo County Malbec – Silver
A complete list of awards is here. A list of the wine critics serving as judges is here.
Thanks to our winemakers – Dan, Brandon and the winery crew for making fabulous wines! Thanks to Karl and Greg Giguiere and the vineyard crew for growing award winning fruit!
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The March issue of Wine Enthusiast will feature our 2017 Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay with a 90-Point score and a Best Buy rating!
This is great, great news at the very beginning of the vintage. Once again: a huge thanks to our winemaking team for crafting such a fabulous wine; and another big thanks to vineyard crew for raising the bar on Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay.
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Full Review: Matchbook 2017 Estate Bottled Old Head Chardonnay (Dunnigan Hills). This medium-bodied wine is subtle on the nose, but opens up on the palate to rich fruit and spice flavors that coat the tongue. It is balanced toward the soft side, but with underling acidity to balance the richness. Best Buy. — Jim Gordon
Wine Enthusiast calls the Tinto Rey 2015 Super Tinto Red Blend “big and bold … yet easy to drink … with oodles of black fruit aromas” in the December 2018 Buying Guide. We are pleased to add this 90 to the “oodles ” of 90 point scores received this year.
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90 Tinto Rey 2015 Super Tinto Red Blend (Dunnigan Hills). This wine is big and bold yet still easy to drink. It has oodles of black fruit aromas, dense fruit flavors and generous dashes of spicy, smoky oak. The texture is firm enough to offer balance, yet is silky enough to remain enjoyable.
Editors’ Choice. —J.G.
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