Ratings and Accolades

94

2015 Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points - Platinum Medal

Critics Challenge, 2018

93

2017 Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine

93 points - Gold Medal

Critics Challenge, 2019

92

2017 Napa Valley
Merlot

92 points - Gold Medal

Critics Challenge, 2019

Napa Valley
Cuvée 38 Red Wine

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93 points, Gold Medal - 2017 vintage

- Critics Challenge, 2019
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94 points, Platinum Medal - 2015 vintage

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2018

94 points, Platinum Medal - 2014 vintage

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that over-delivers at this price point. Bright blackberry, cassis, mild dried herbs and lively fall spice ride on a supple structure and finish with muscular grip that will benefit from a pairing with bold red-meat preparations.
- 2017 Sommelier Challenge

90 points, Gold Medal - 2013 vintage

Garnet black color. Toasty, spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of dark berry pie a la mode, buttery nut brittle, and cocoa with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length spiced apple and pomegranate, creme brulee, and cedar finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A crisp, nicely layered red blend with chewy oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute

91 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge

91 points - 2012 Vintage

Excellent, Highly Recommended
"Stylish oak melds seamlessly with black raspberry and pomegranate on this medium bodied, rectilinear red. The main thrust is of tart red berry, cacao husk, and firm, ripe tannins, with sleek cocoa, vanilla, and spice box notes emerging toward the end."
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

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94 Points

94 Points - 2015 vintage

- Critics Challenge, 2018

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93 Points, Gold Medal

93 points, Gold Medal - 2014 vintage

Black violet color. Jammy aromas of blueberry oatmeal bar, chocolate covered cherries, and peony with a round, crisp, fruity full body and a warming, nuanced, long leather, mulberry, salted caramel, and earth finish with earthy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A delicious, intriguing cabernet with shining fruit and earthy accents.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017
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91 Points, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Wine Challenge

91 points, Highly Recommended - 2013 vintage

This is a wine full of toasty cedar, fresh black currant, and green mint aromatics. The palate combines these flavors with a touch of dark chocolate and ground coffee bean. Soft tannins give the wine a dry finish.
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

91 Points, Gold Medal

91 points, Gold Medal - 2012 vintage

Violet black color. Aromas of chocolate wafer bar, powdered berries and limes, and butter roasted nuts with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a dried blueberry, roasted citrus, and cocoa accented finish with ultra fine tannins. A delightful sipper or table wine.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2014

Napa Valley
Merlot

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92 points, gold medal - Critics Challenge

92 points, Gold Medal - 2017 vintage

- Critics Challenge, 2019
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94 points, Platinum Medal - 2015 vintage

- San Diego Wine Competition, 2018

93 Points, Gold Medal

93 points, Gold Medal, Cellar Selection - 2014 vintage

Ruby color. Oaky, elegant aromas of polished fine furniture, ripe forest berries, curaçao oranges, and white peppercorns with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, involved, medium-long cranberry relish, walnut, and blackberry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A rich and dry, sophisticated Merlot full of exquisite oak.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017

93 Points, Gold Medal

Silver Medal, Highly Recommended - 2013 vintage

Bright medium garnet black color. Bright, savory, creamy aromas of berry creme brulee, pickled tomatoes, and roasted nuts with a soft, tangy, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-length wet slate and dried sour cherries finish with well integrated tannins and moderate oak. A nicely balanced merlot that has a dry, minerally Old World character.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2015

90 Points, Gold Medal

90 points, Gold Medal - 2012 vintage

Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cherry pie, toffee, and toasted meringue with a silky, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming finish with notes of plum, delicate spice, pepper, and cedar with chewy tannins and light oak. A tasty, juicy, spot-on merlot.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2014

Sonoma Coast
Pinot Noir

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94 points, Platinum Medal, Critics Challenge

94 points, Platinum Medal - 2018 vintage

- Critics Challenge, 2019
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94 points, Platinum Medal, Winemaker Challenge

94 points, Platinum Medal - 2016 vintage

- Winemaker Challenge, 2018

91 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge

91 points - 2013 vintage

Excellent, Highly Recommended. A shy aroma of cherries and subtle spice slowly work out of the glass and into the nose, until a playful medley of flavors approaches confidently. Flavors of ripe strawberry, bright cherries, smashed raspberries, and a whisper of oak mingle before a subtly spicy finish.
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

89 points, Very good, Ultimate Wine Challenge

89 points, Strong Recommendation - 2012 vintage

Deep black cherry color. Offers toned down aromas of carob, cocoa, fig, leaves. Taste profile is charged with animated, dry flavors of black plum, rhubarb, strawberry jam. Moderate tannins last deep into the silky finish.
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2014

Sonoma County
Sauvignon Blanc

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91 points

Silver Medal - 2017 vintage

"Aromas and flavors of jasmine, white rose, passion fruit confection, and mango chutney with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length finish. A perfumed and charming Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc; clean and bright."
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2019
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91 points, Gold Medal

91 points, Gold Medal - 2016 vintage


- Critics Challenge, 2018

89 points, Silver Medal

89 points, Silver Medal - 2016 vintage

Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of nectarine, tropical melon, lime, and grapefruit with a soft, dry medium body and a polished, refreshing, easy finish...An elegant Sauvignon Blanc with a surprising burst of tropical fruit.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017

Monterey
Chardonnay

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91 points, Ultimate Wine Challenge

91 points - 2017 vintage

"Excellent, Highly Recommended. A classic nose of baked apple, seared oak, lemon butter, toasted marshmallow, and marzipan. The palate’s bright acid and generous weight combine to reign in the luscious flavors and lead to a finish that shows a slight kiss of barrel tannin."
- Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2019
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88 points, Silver Medal

88 points, Silver Medal - 2016 vintage

Golden yellow color. Fruity, sweet aromas...a velvety, fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, easy apple pie with a buttery crust, allspice, lime, and white pepper finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak. A lovely chardonnay whose fruit is complimented by subtle pepperiness.
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2017

93 points

93 points - 2014 vintage


- Critics Challenge, 2015

Silver Medal

Silver Medal - 2012 vintage


- San Diego Wine Competition, 2014

Bordeaux
Red Wine

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Silver Medal, Beverage Testing Institute

Silver Medal, Highly Recommended - 2018 vintage

"Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry jam, compressed watermelon, and cola with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of dark chocolate with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A friendly, fruity Bordeaux that will please a lot of palates.""
- Beverage Testing Institute, 2019
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