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January 21st, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle Awards Matchbook 11 Silver Medals!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

The results from the San Francisco Wine Competition are in! Below are our silver medal award winners!

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2017 Matchbook Old Head Estate Bottled Chardonnay
2016 The Arsonist Chardonnay
2016 Matchbook Estate Bottled Petite Sirah
2016 The Arsonist Red Blend
2017 Black’s Station Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay
2017 Black’s Station Estate Bottled Malbec
2016 Mossback Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
2015 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Super Tinto
2015 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Tempranillo
2017 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Verdejo

October 18th, 2018

90 Points & Editors’ Choice from Wine Enthusiast for Super Tinto!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer



Wine Enthusiast calls the Tinto Rey 2015 Super Tinto Red Blendbig 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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September 28th, 2018

2016 Russian River Valley Mossback Chardonnay Named One of the “Year’s Best, US Chardonnays” by Wine & Spirits

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

We’re saying Chardon-YAY to being on Wine & Spirits “Year’s Best, US Chardonnays” list.  Our 2016 Russian River Valley Mossback Chardonnay  is noted as:

“clean, smoky and firm, with notes of apple skin, tart white cherries and lemongrass.”  by Joshua Greene.

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August 29th, 2018

Matchbook Cabernet Awarded 90 Points & Best Buy by Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

On August 30th, we celebrate International Cabernet Day*, which makes it the perfect time to announce our Matchbook 2016 Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon has received 90 Points & Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast, October 2018 Issue. Cheers to celebrating Cabernet, the Matchbook way!

Full Review:
This wine blends subtle spices with rich fruit for a seductive flavor profile. It maintains a velvety texture on the palate and through the lingering finish. Flavors of blueberry and baking spice give it plenty of personality. —J. Gordon

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*International Cabernet Day is celebrated the Thursday before the US Labor Day, thanks to Rick Bakas, click here to find out why.

July 1st, 2018

Matchbook Chardonnay Named Best Chardonnay Under $17 by Tasting Panel Magazine

by: Virginia Valdez Sandfer

From Tasting Panel Magazine | July 2018

“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.

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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

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