Forchini Wine Bottles

The following is a summary of  top awards received for our  Proprietor's Reserve wines.  Also shown are awards received to date on current release wines. 

In general wine judges score 84/87 points for a Bronze medal,  88/91 for Silver, and 92+ for a Gold medal.    Double Gold is awarded when all judges on the panel agree the wine is a Gold medal.   Best of Class is a Double Gold medal  in addition to being voted 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
2011 - 94points, Platinum Award, San Diego International Wine Competition
2012 - Gold Medal, 2016 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate Wine Comperirion

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
2011 - Double Gold/Best of Class, 2015 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate Wine Competition
2012 - Gold Medal - 2015 Grand Harvest Awards, Sonoma County

 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
2011 - Silver, Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition, 2014
2012 - Silver, 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Professional Awards
2013 - Double Gold, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
 

Awards To Date For Current Release Wines

2012 BeauSierra, Bordeaux Style Red, Dry Creek Valley
Gold Medal - 2015 Denver International Wine Competition
88 Points, Highly Recommended, Beverage Test Institute 2015, Chicago

Silver Medal - 2016  Jerry Mead International Wine Competition, Los Angeles
Silver Medal - 2015 Wine Lovers International, Grand Rapids, MI
86 Points, 2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge, NY


2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley
94 Points-Finalist, 2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge, NY
93 Points - Exceptional, Beverage Test Institute, Chicago, Tastings.com
Gold Medal - 2016 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate Wine Competition
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine May 2016
Silver Medal - 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2016 West Coast Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2016 Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition, San Diego, CA

2013 Papa Nonno, Tuscan Style Red, Dry Creek     
Gold Medal  - 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine
Gold Medal - 94pts, 2016 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate Wine Competition

2012 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Gold Medal - 2015 Grand Harvest Awards, Sonoma County
Gold Medal - 2015 Tasters Guild Consumer Wine Judging, Grand Rapids, MI
89 Points - Highly Recommended ,  Beverage Test Institute, Chicago, Nov. 2015
89 Points - 2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge, NY
87 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine April 2016
Silver Medal - 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2016 Winermakers Challenge International Wine Competition, San Diego, CA

2013  Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
Double Gold - 2016 San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition
Gold Medal - 95 pts,   Exceptional,   Beverage Test Institute, Chicago, IL
     " Deep purple color, inviting complex aromas of raisen-berry tart, creme brulee
       and delicate spices..........a spectacularly flavorful, complex and elegant Zinfandel "
Gold Medal - 2016 Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition
85 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine April 2016
Silver Medal - 2015 Grand Harvest Awards, Sonoma County
Silver Medal - 2015 Wine Lovers International Consumer Wine Judging, Grand Rapids, MI
Silver Medal - 2016 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate Wine Competition