Matchbook Wine Co.

The Arsonist California Red Blend

9.0117 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Sharon B

Deep purple in color, medium bodied. 52% petit Verdot, 26% Malbec, 22% Cab. Nice blend of blackberry and plum. A little earthy on the nose but has a smooth finish with slight tannins. A bit peppery.

Deep purple in color, medium bodied. 52% petit Verdot, 26% Malbec, 22% Cab. Nice blend of blackberry and plum. A little earthy on the nose but has a smooth finish with slight tannins. A bit peppery.

Apr 7th, 2019
Brian Boulden

Beautiful rich wine. Touch of pepper in the finish. Black cherry overtones. A wine worth the price by a long shot

Beautiful rich wine. Touch of pepper in the finish. Black cherry overtones. A wine worth the price by a long shot

Apr 16th, 2016
Randy Fuller

The 52% Petit Verdot comes from Matchbook’s Dunnigan Hills estate vineyard, the 24% Cabernet Sauvignon is taken mostly from Sonoma County’s Chalk Hills area, while the 24% Merlot hails from Lake County. Production was 2,878 cases, the wine hits an alcohol mark of
13.8% abv and retail pricing is $22.
The nose is big and fruity, with a dark, spicy smoke on it. A fruit-forward palate follows, with notes of sage, anise, coffee and a bit of graphite. Nice tannic grip means fire up the grill, and the finish sings of blackberry and nutmeg.

The 52% Petit Verdot comes from Matchbook’s Dunnigan Hills estate vineyard, the 24% Cabernet Sauvignon is taken mostly from Sonoma County’s Chalk Hills area, while the 24% Merlot hails from Lake County. Production was 2,878 cases, the wine hits an alcohol mark of
13.8% abv and retail pricing is $22.
The nose is big and fruity, with a dark, spicy smoke on it. A fruit-forward palate follows, with notes of sage, anise, coffee and a bit of graphite. Nice tannic grip means fire up the grill, and the finish sings of blackberry and nutmeg.

Nov 19th, 2015
Wineshout 💀

Toasted chocolate covered cherries that took a quick dip in the fire. Let 'er open up a bit and there's some added intrigue for the nose. The tannins approach chewiness but remain on the tame side of that traverse.

A balanced blend that's very approachable. In the glass, it's a deep dark robe thanks to the petit verdot that makes up over half of this blend. Cab Sauv and Merlot make up the other half.

Toasted chocolate covered cherries that took a quick dip in the fire. Let 'er open up a bit and there's some added intrigue for the nose. The tannins approach chewiness but remain on the tame side of that traverse.

A balanced blend that's very approachable. In the glass, it's a deep dark robe thanks to the petit verdot that makes up over half of this blend. Cab Sauv and Merlot make up the other half.

Nov 18th, 2015
Stephen Lynch

Yes. Beautiful rich wine for a red blend. Full and bold, yet soft to the taste. World Market.

Yes. Beautiful rich wine for a red blend. Full and bold, yet soft to the taste. World Market.

Dec 22nd, 2020
Heather Robinson

HWT 2014 vintage and very nice

HWT 2014 vintage and very nice

Nov 3rd, 2020
Hearher Scholtz

Rich flavor, peppery finish

Rich flavor, peppery finish

Sep 13th, 2020
Venky Gopalan

Quite nice. Liked it. Has a moderate dry finish

Quite nice. Liked it. Has a moderate dry finish

Aug 10th, 2020
Karilyn Lesassier-Van Oosten

Nice blend, notes of plum, blackberries, and vanilla.

Nice blend, notes of plum, blackberries, and vanilla.

Jul 28th, 2020
Jeffrey Knight

Meh.

Jun 18th, 2020