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The following is a summary of  top awards from previous vintages of our estate Proprietor's Reserve Wines and awards received to date on our current release wines.  We strive for Gold and Silver Medals on all our wines, however we are just as proud of our Bronze Medals.    Bronze Medal wines are considered well made above average wines typical of their class.   

In general wine judges score 84/87 points for Bronze, 88/91 Silver, 92+ Gold.   Double Gold is awarded when all judges on the panel agree the wine is a Gold.  Best of Class is top wine in the category.

 


Top Awards On Our Proprietor's Reserve Estate Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek
1998 - Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
1999 - Double Gold/Best of Class, California State Fair Commercial Wines
2000 - Gold, West Coast Wine Competition
2002 - Double Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition
2003 - Double Gold/Best of Class, West Coast Wine Competition
2004 - Silver, San Francisco International Wine Competition
2005 - Silver, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Awards
2006 - Gold, Tasters Guild International Wine Judging

2007 - Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition
2008 - Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Commercial Wines
2009 - Gold 92 points, Beverage Test Institute, Chicago
2010 - Best of Class 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Awards

Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
1998 - Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Awards
1999 - Gold, California State Fair Commercial Wines
2003 - Gold, Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition
2005 - Gold, California State Fair Commercial Wines
2006 - Double Gold-Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Awards
2007 - Double Gold-Chairman's Award
            Riverside International Wine Competition
2008 - 94 points, Highly Recommended, Chairman's Award Finalist
            2012 Ultimate Wine Challenge, New York, NY

2009 - Double Gold - Tasters Guild International Wine Competition May 2013
2010 - Double Gold - 2014 Tasters Guild International

 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
1996 - Gold, West Coast Wine Competition
1997 - Double Gold - Best of Class - Best of Region 
            California State Fair Commercial Wines   
1998 - 93 Points, Top 100 Wines of the Year, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2001 - Gold, Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition
2002 - Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2004 - Gold, Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
2005 - 92 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Steve Heimoff, April 09
2006 - Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition
2007 - 94 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional, Beverage Test Institute
2008 - 90 Points, Very Highly Recommended, California Grapevine Magazine

2009 - 93 points, Wine X Magazine
2010 - Gold, Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
 

Awards To Date For Current Release Wines

2011 BeauSierra, Bordeaux Style Red, Dry Creek Valley
Gold Medal - 2014 Denver International Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 93 Points, Exceptional,  Beverage Test Institute 2014
Gold Medal - 2014 Riverside International Wine Competition

Excellent, Highly Recommended, 90 points, 2014  Ultimate Wine Challenge, NY
Silver Medal - 2014 North of the Bay Wine Competition

Bronze Medal - 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Awards

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley
Silver Medal - 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Very Good, Strong Recommendation, 89 Points, 2014 Ultimate Wine Challenge, NY

2012 Papa Nonno, Tuscan Style Red, Dry Creek     
Gold Medal  - 2014 Sonoma County Professional Harvest Awards

2010 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Double Gold - 2014 Taster's Guild International Wine Judging
  "Ruby color- classic Pinot Noir. Earthy, truffle, clove and allspice aromas lead to beautiful, velvety, soft tannins. Flavors of black cherry, cedar, and allspice go on and on. The classic "Peacocks tail" of flavor. Pair with duck confit."

Gold Medal, 90 points, Exceptional.  2013 Beverage Test Institute, Chicago
Gold Medal - 2014 Denver International Wine Competition
87 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine July 2014
Very Good, Strong, Recommendation, 87 Points, Ultimate Wine Challenge, NY
Silver Medals - 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition            
                         2013 San Francsico International Wine Competition
                         2013 North of the Gate Wine Competition
Bronze Medal - 2014 New World International Wine Competition

2012 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Silver Medal - 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Awards
 

Chardonnay & Paradiso not entered into competition due to limited production.