Dunnigan Hills, California
Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay is a beautifully balanced Chardonnay from the Dunnigan Hills region of California. To showcase this wine's rich Chardonnay character, it was aged for eight months in "Old Heads" - barrels that have been used for a past vintage, so there is less oak extraction and more of the beautiful, bright flavors of the grape. 90% of this elegant Chardonnay was barrel-aged in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak, 22% new. Produced and bottled by JL Giguiere.
Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay sits beautifully in the glass with its golden straw color. Aromas of ripe pear and honeydew melon complement toasted oak and nuances of butter. Flavors of fig and honey round off characters consistent with the aromas, with pear delivering across the palate. Creamy with a rich, full mouthfeel, this wine will soar on its own or pair with a fruit and cheese plate, bruschetta or chicken alfredo over linguine.