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Winery of the Month: Matchbook Wines

You can imagine how John Giguiere, owner of Matchbook wines, came up with the name for these wines. As a child who had a fascination with matches and fire, John started his father’s wheat field on fire as well as other mishaps which left him with fond memories of his younger days with matches.

John was the founder of Toasted Head wines and the vineyards of RH Phillip Vineyard until Vincor International bought the vineyard in 2000. In 2006 with twenty-eight years of growing and making wines and with Dan Cederquist as winemaker they embarked on a new series of wines that I wanted to feature for you. The Matchbook wines have gotten some excellent reviews from Robert Parker and I wanted you to have the opportunity to try these wines.

Cabernet Sauvignon-

Full-bodied with loads of juicy red fruit and barrel spice. Solid tannins, moderate acidity and a juicy richness mingle seamlessly. Finished off with a little Petit Verdot and Syrah.

SPECIAL $15.99!! GREAT VALUE!

Tempranillo-

Rich red berries and cocoa powder linger on the palate with blackberry hints. The finish is long and smooth, with essence of chocolate covered espresso beans. Robert Parker gave the wine 89 pts. which could easily compete with valued wines that emerge from Spain.

SPECIAL $15.99!! Outstanding Wine!

Chardonnay-

Flavors of caramel apples and crème brulee are balanced by hints of stone fruit and a crisp mineral finish. 100% Chardonnay that is elegant and fresh with a lively style.

SPECIAL $15.99!! The price is right!

Syrah-

The 2015 Matchbook is a typical Dunnigan Hills Syrah full of earthy, dusty, dried cranberry aromas and richly layered flavors of plum and spice, white pepper and blueberry. The broad flavors linger in the finish. SPECIAL $15.99!!

 

I’ve also included their Arsonist wines of Chardonnay and his Red Blend at Special prices this month! ONLY $19.99!!

 

European style---California Flavor!

Jim