Matchbook Estate Dunnigan Hills Cabernet 2018 Rated 91WE #28 Top 100 Best Buy of 2020
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#28 Top 100 Best Buy of 2020
This is a brawny, full-bodied and firmly tannic wine that's nevertheless seductive, complex and layered. A dark color and impressions of tobacco, black currant and sage make it delicious to sip. Best through 2027.
THE STORY: 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 our warm, dry climate.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Matchbook Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from grapes grown entirely in our Estate Dunnigan Hills vineyards. The wine opens with enticing aromas of saddle leather, cigar box and mesquite. The mouth-coating flavors of blackberry, black cherry, clove and star anise linger in the long finish. This is a substantial Cabernet with big chewy tannins that will pair well with the big flavors of a slow roasted prime rib, a hearty beef stew or a sizzling New York strip steak.
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec