Wine Competition – Matchbook Wines

Category: Wine Competition


June 6th, 2019

2019 California State Fair Awards

by: Virginia Sandfer


The temperatures and wine scores are heating up in the Dunnigan Hills! Matchbook is coming home with 3 Gold Medals and a handful of 90’s from the 2019 California State Fair wine competition.

Enjoy the fair July 12 to 28. Enjoy the award-winning Matchbook wines all year long!

2019 California State Fair Awards:

  • 2017 Matchbook Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon  – Gold 95
  • 2017 Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon – Best of Region &  Best of Class of Appellation DOUBLE GOLD 99
  • 2015 Tinto Rey Estate Bottled Tempranillo – Best of Class of Appellation Gold 95


January 25th, 2019

Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay Awarded 90 Points & Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!

by: Virginia Sandfer

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. 

Get a bottle of Matchbook Estate Bottled Old Head Chardonnay, click here!

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

January 21st, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle Awards Matchbook 11 Silver Medals!

by: Virginia Sandfer

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

Click wines below to visit the Matchbook Wine Store.

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

August 29th, 2018

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

by: Virginia 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

Get a bottle of Matchbook Cabernet, click here!

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

July 26th, 2018

More Than Gold! for 2014 Matchbook Tempranillo – Dan Berger International Wine Competition

by: Virginia Sandfer

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 2018 Dan Berger International Wine CompetitionThis 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
  • Gold – 2017 Tinto Rey Verdejo
  • Gold – 2017 Tinto Rey Rose
  • Gold – 2017 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gold – 2016 Black’s Station Cabernet
  • Silver – 2016 Arsonist Chardonnay
  • Silver – 2015 Arsonist Red
  • Silver – 2015 Mossback Cabernet
  • Silver – 2016 Black’s Station Chardonnay
  • Bronze – 2015 Tinto Rey Super Tinto
  • Bronze – 2016 Mossback Pinot Noir

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