Ten – Matchbook Wines

About TEN

Ten is named for the parcel number that was given to the ranch when it was sub-divided many years ago – and it stuck. Instead of being called Parcel Ten, it is simply Ten to us. Prior to grapes being planted, the property was mostly used for grazing sheep and cattle. Today, with 49 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 32 acres of Petit Verdot and 33 acres of Malbec, Ten is the source of high quality, next-generation Cabernet for both Bogle and Matchbook. Because Ten has a higher concentration of clay and mixed clay and gravel, the Cabernet fruit tends to produce distinctive herbal, cedar and tobacco aromas and flavors which are prized for blending with less herbaceous fruit from Gemmer Vineyard. All the reds from Ten tend to have loads of color and big fruit, another prized attribute for blending. In addition to Cabernet, Ten is well suited to the production of Petit Verdot with three clones of the variety planted. Petit Verdot has become the backbone of Bordeaux style blends from the Dunnigan Hills because of its tannin structure and bold color.


181 acres

Date Planted:



Cabernet Sauvignon (49 acres), Petite Sirah (32 acres), Petit Verdot (32 acres), Malbec (33 acres), Syrah (35 acres)


Cabernet Sauvignon (07, 30 and 47), Petite Sirah (03), Petite Verdot (02, 400 and 1058), Malbec (596 and 598), Syrah (470)

Soil Type:

The soils range from gravel to gravel loam to loam clay. The dominate soil type is Corning Gravelly Loam which covers roughly 75% of the ranch. Covering roughly 15% of the ranch is Sehorn Clay with the last 10% Sehorn Balcom Complex. The slope of the clay soils is 2% to 15%, enough to drain the soils adequately.


This ranch goes from steep slopes in the north to modestly rolling in the south. Because of the steep slopes in the north and the upland nature of the topography in general, the ranch is well drained, allowing for vine stress during the growing season to improve fruit intensity and color.