Gold Medal: California State Fair
Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2019
Awarded 4 Stars: Michael Cooper
Expressing lovely varietal purity and intensity, the wine shows lifted aromas of cassis, dark plum, tobacco and cedar on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that is flavoursome and lingering. It is succulent and generously expressed, finishing long and sturdy"
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2019
East of Napa, Left of Center: The Giguiere family embodies Dunnigan Hills winemaking. In 1981 they pioneered grape-growing in this region when they planted their very first vineyard. By 1993 they’d succeeded in making the Dunnigan Hills a nationally recognized American appellation. The Matchbook flame is an homage to the Giguiere brothers’ youthful fascination with fire. Today Matchbook Wine Company produces over 15 wines showcasing the varietals that perform best in this warm, dry climate.