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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 - Platinum Award-94points, San Diego International Wine Competition

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

 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


2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley
Platinum Award, 94 points - 2015 San Diego International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2015 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate 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 Harvest Fair Professional Awards
Silver Medal - 2015 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate Wine Competition

2011 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Double Gold/Best of Class - 2015 Sonoma-Marin North of the Gate Wine Competition
       " a textbook example of Pinot from California's greatest Pinot area - the Russian River.
         Earthy, ripe cherry, strawberry and spicy notes jump from the glass with a very fragant
         sensual style.  Round and full in the mouth and has a clean, refreshing finish "
         Pierre DuMont, Piedmont Post, 4/15/15.

89 Points - Highly Recommended ,  Beverage Test Institute, May 2014
Silver Medal - 2015 Hilton Head International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2015 Jerry Mead New World International
Silver Medal - 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Awards

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