$63.99 price per bottle
Wine maker notes Luscious, fleshy, rich and round, mouth coating, full bodied. Take your pick; this big Chardonnay has it all. We selected the best barrel lots of our Dunnigan Hills fruit to create The Arsonist Chardonnay. Aromas of toasty oak, caramel apple and creme brulee mingle with cinnamon and barrel spice. Upfront flavors of buttery toast are layered over fresh mango and star fruit. A touch of Russian River Valley Chardonnay adds zest to the finish. Integrated sweet oak characters harmonize with a big buttery palate and loads of tropical fruit. Pair The Arsonist Chardonnay with poached lobster in drawn butter, chicken liver mousse or a creamy Alfredo sauce over anything.
Producer 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. Matchbook Wine Company is a family-owned winery tucked away in Northern California’s gently rolling Dunnigan Hills. The Giguiere family immigrated to Yolo County from Quebec City in the 1850’s in search of open ag ground. John and Karl Giguiere are 5th generation farmers who know the region’s soil, climate and true potential of the land. This knowledge combined with their curiosity and drive to innovate defines their determination to constantly improve the viticulture and winemaking of the region.
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