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September 3rd, 2015

Robert Parker on The Arsonist Wines

by: Dave Kempa

Arsonist Red Label

Robert Parker has reviewed Matchbook’s The Arsonist wines! His write-ups in full:

Matchbook 2012 The Arsonist Red Blend — 89 points

A real sleeper of the vintage and big-time winner is Matchbook’s 2012 Proprietary Red The Arsonist, a blend of 52% Petit Verdot, 24% Merlot and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon. Matured 28 months in a combination of French and Hungarian oak, the wine’s deep ruby/purple color and sweet nose of licorice, black currants and blueberry are followed by forest floor notes, good silky tannins, surprising density and a medium-bodied finish. Drink it over the next several years.

Matchbook 2013 The Arsonist Chardonnay — 88 points

Even better is the 2013 Chardonnay The Arsonist. This offers honeyed citrus, a touch of lemon blossom, white peach and floral notes in a medium-bodied, nicely textured, lovely, ripe, very clean, pure, well-balanced wine. Drink it over the next 12-18 months.

As for the red wines, Matchbook does a good job with the Spanish varietals.

Very encouraging words from The Man himself!

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