Back to All Wine Accolades

Pinot Noir - 2013

  • Best Buy / 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

    “Aromatic and elegant, generous and supple, this tastes rich while feeling polished and complete. An enticing, light aroma of oaky spice and raspberry mixes with tasty red cherry and black currant flavors on the palate. It is medium bodied, smooth in texture, and has a mild finish.”

  • Best Buy / 88 Points - Wine & Spirits

    “This may not be astonishing pinot noir, but it’s certainly astonishing considering its price. The wine is saturated with clean black cherry flavor, its tannins supporting the fruit with a pleasant grip, like apple skin. It’s surprisingly long and fresh. Bring it to a party and watch it disappear.”

  • Gold Medal / 90 Points

    Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Strong Recommendation / 88 Points - Ultimate Wine Challenge

    “Rich toastiness leads the aromas, followed by muddled raspberries. Significantly juicy in the mouth with herbal undertones of fresh thyme and a hint of black pepper and cinnamon spice. A silky texture is light and smooth.”

  • Good Value / 85 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

    “Eleven-dollar Pinot that actually smells and tastes of the grape may sound a little too good to be true, but, while it may not be one of great richness or depth, this inexpensive wine succeeds. It is as clean as can be and offers up honest, cherry-like fruit.”


  • 87 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine

    “Spicy and clean with cherry fruit and notes of earth and firm acidity; savory and long, balanced.”

  • Best Buy / 86 Points - Beverage Testing Institute

    “Dusty ruby color. Delicate, interesting aromas of toffee, berry jam, and coconut macaroon with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy praline and cedar finish with soft crunchy tannins and light oak. A solid everyday red.”

  • Silver Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal / 86 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition