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2019 Matchbook Estate Bottled Dunnigan Hills Red Gravel Cabernet Sauvignon
You’ve just found your everyday Cabernet! Estate Bottled. Rich, juicy mouth-filling flavors. And a bargain at $19.99 currently on sale until January 2 at $18.49 at BC Liquor Stores.
Our NEW 2019 vintage is the perfect follow up to our 2018 vintage that scored 91 Points and #28 in the 100 Best Buys of 2020 from Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
The 2019 Matchbook Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from grapes grown entirely in our Dunnigan Hills vineyards. The wine opens with the beautiful varietal aromas of mocha, leather and toasty oak. Plush flavors of blackberry, vanilla, deep red fruit and olive tapenade are rich and mouth-coating. The dense flavors surround the tannins for a finish that is well-structured and smooth.
The estate grown grapes were gently crushed and fermented in small temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks. We used a combination of specially selected yeast to enhance color and flavor extraction without harsh tannins. We pumped the tanks over several times a day until nearly dry, then pressed and aged the wine in a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 12 months. The best barrel lots were chosen for the final blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot. 2019 Matchbook Cabernet is a showcase of the quality fruit grown in the red gravel soils of Dunnigan Hills.
This is a substantial Cabernet 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.
Matchbook celebrates the varietals that thrive out in the warm Dunnigan Hills climate. Our wines are always fruit first, with oak flavors a supporting element. The whites are pure, 100% varietal, while the reds are blended in the spirit of complexity and character.
As farm kids growing up in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, the Giguiere brothers were veritable pyromaniacs, setting numerous things on fire—including the family wheat fields. Fearing total ruin of house and farm, the boys’ father one day left them at the city jail for an hour’s “stay” to impress upon them the dangers of their fascination with fire. But it was to no avail. They soon graduated to launching rockets, which resulted in more uncontrolled blazes and calls to the fire department. Over time, the Giguiere boys outgrew their fascination with the flame. But even today they look at the Matchbook brand with fond memories of the fires they once stoked.
Tasting notes courtesy of the winery. Images MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine to facilitate this feature. All opinions are my own.
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