The new year is shining with GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE on ALL 13 wines we submitted to the 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The following received awards for:
• 2108 The Arsonist Red Blend
• 2017 Tinto Rey Super Tinto Red Blend
• 2020 Pillars of Hercules Red Blend
• 2020 The Arsonist Chardonnay
• 2020 Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon
• 2020 Matchbook Chardonnay
• 2019 Matchbook Malbec
• 2018 Matchbook Petit Verdot
• 2020 Matchbook Petite Sirah
• 2021 Tinto Rey Rosé
• 2019 Tinto Rey Tempranillo
• 2019 Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon
• 2020 Tinto Rey Verdejo
Come visit our tasting room to taste these award-winning wines!
Wines are available for purchase in our tasting room and on our online wine store.
We just received two 90-point reviews from Anthony Dias Blue’s Blue Lifestyle!
2018 The Arsonist Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
91 POINTS – Smooth and creamy with nice depth and balance; rich, complex and subtle with vanilla new oak and ripe – but not heavy – fruit; long and generous. Buy a bottle!
2018 Matchbook Estate Bottled Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay
90 POINTS – A surprisingly impressive wine at this price; lush and creamy with ripe fruit and notes of vanilla oak; dense and rich but tangy and balanced. Buy a bottle!
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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 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
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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.
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