Category: Reviews

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May 24th, 2018

Wine & Spirits 90 Points and Best Buy – Oh My!!

by: Mikaela Leach

We are thrilled to have our 2016 Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay highlighted in Wine & Spirits Magazine June issue. We love the review’s mouthwatering flavor descriptors “…notes of apple skin, tart white cherries and lemongrass.”

Mossback Winemaker, Dan Cederquist, has been working with the Mossback Russian River Valley Chardonnay vineyard for over two decades. Dan loves this vineyard for the crisp apple and beautiful fruit components. Winemakers are like parents, they don’t really pick favorites, but it is fair to say the Mossback Russian River Chardonnay is one of Dan’s “go-to” wines.

Visit our web store to get a bottle of this delicious and refreshing Chardonnay today!

February 12th, 2018

92 Points & Best Buy – for Matchbook 2016 Chardonnay!

by: Mikaela Leach

Our 2016 Matchbook Estate Bottled Old Head Chardonnay scored 92 POINTS & BEST BUY from Wine Enthusiast in the April 2018 issue! The glowing review called it a “creamy, yummy and full-bodied wine.”

“This review sets Matchbook Chardonnay ahead of the competition. 92 Points & Best Buy together are relatively unheard of for wines at this price point,” said Matchbook Owner John Giguiere. “This score is especially sweet because it speaks to the quality of wine we are producing here in the Dunnigan Hills.”

We couldn’t agree more with Wine Enthusiast’s flavor and palate description: “It has everything from toasty oak and lemon curd to mild marzipan nuances that interlace with good acidity for a balanced palate and a lingering finish.”

Click here to get a bottle of this “yummy” Matchbook Chardonnay today.

September 18th, 2017

90 POINTS from Wine Enthusiast for “Reserve-Style” 2015 Arsonist Chardonnay!

by: Mikaela Leach

Our 2015 Arsonist Chardonnay scored 90 Points in Wine Enthusiast‘s November 2017 issue. We love this “traditional reserve-style California Chardonnay” the toasty-oak aroma with great notes of “pear, toasted almond and nutmeg flavors” on the palate. It showcases the quality of wine from the Dunnigan Hills. We hand-select the best barrel lots of our estate grown fruit to craft this luscious Chardonnay.  This wine is rich, yet incredibly food friendly and pairs exceptionally well with lobster dipped in butter or Fettuccini Alfredo. Get a bottle today by clicking here!




August 18th, 2017

The 2014 Arsonist Red Blend Scores Big with Wine Enthusiast!

by: Mikaela Leach

The 2014 Arsonist Red Blend scored BIG in the October 2017 issue of Wine Enthusiast It was awarded 91 POINTS & Editors’ Choice! We are proud to share that this is the 3rd consecutive vintage of The Arsonist Red Blend to receive 90 POINTS or higher from the Wine Enthusiast.

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July 11th, 2017

89 POINTS & EDITORS’ CHOICE for 2015 Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon

by: Mikaela Leach

Our first Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon just received 89 POINTS & EDITORS’ CHOICE from Wine Enthusiast. The review highlights the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon’s “velvety texture” calling it “one of the best values.”

This wine was crafted from vine to bottle on our home turf and under the watchful eye of the Giguiere family and our winemakers; a testament to the quality and potential of both the Matchbook Vineyards and the Dunnigan Hills AVA. The 2015 Matchbook Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon joins our Estate Bottled Old Head Chardonnay, Syrah and Rosé of Tempranillo. Few wineries attain the prestigious Estate Bottled designation due to the time and resources required. At Matchbook, we always have been and continue to be focused on innovation, sustainability and most importantly, quality.

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