May 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 7

WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECT ION
Paul
&Ed ‘s
Rating:
NOSE
PALATE
CELLAR
PAIRING
COLOR
FINISH
The husband and wife team of John and
Lane Giguiere and John’s brother Karl
crafted this exceptional wine. They moved
to the Dunnigan Hills in Yolo County just
north of Napa in 1973 to save the family
farm. They did and then some.
They decided to plant grapes there in
1981. Those were the first grapes ever
planted in the Dunnigan Hills. Their wines
became an overnight sensation because
of their accessibility and value. So suc-
cessful in fact that they sold the property,
which had grown from 10 acres to 1,300 in
2000 and formed Matchbook Wine Com-
pany, which they still own today.
The winery is called Matchbook because
as a boy, John used to play with matches
and that became his nickname. He swears
he doesn’t play with matches any longer
but it’s safe to say his wines catch fire.
Our selection is a unique blend of varietals
from the Rhone (Syrah), the Languedoc
(Durif), and Bordeaux (Petit Verdot) - this
type of blending is virtually unheard of
in France. How they came up with this
blend is a mystery to us, but one taste will
tell you they certainly know what they’re
doing.
California winemakers have been experi-
menting with non-traditional blends since
the 1970’s and it seems to us they have
figured it out.
It all works to bring a harmonious blend of
flavors and textures together from cherry
and vanilla, to spice, earth and leather,
with flecks of plum and a hint of licorice
to finish everything off.
ITEM #:
V0517R1DC
Retail Price: $18.99/each
Member Price $16 . 98 /each
Reorder Price $12.99/each
PDQ ESTATES
Reserve Red, 2014
Lovely Black
Fruit, Spice
Rich Fruit with
Some Vanilla
Now through 2022
Red Meat, Game
Deep Magenta
Rich Fruit, Soft Tannins
Region: Yolo County, California • Alcohol: 13.9%
1,2,3,4,5,6 8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,...20
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