Press Reviews

Vintage 2015

TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2018
Silver Medal

Harvest Challenge, 2017
Gold Medal

2018 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Gold Medal

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo: International Wine Competition 2018
Gold Medal

Vintage 2014
 
Harvest Challenge, 2016
Gold Medal, "Best of Class"

TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2017
Silver Medal

Orange County Wine Society, 2017
Silver Medal

2017 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Silver Medal


San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo: International Wine Competition 2017
Bronze Medal

 
Vintage 2011


San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2014

Bronze Medal

Grand Harvest Awards, 2014

Bronze Medal

California State Fair Wine Competition, 2014
Bronze Medal

Dallas Morning News, 2014
Bronze Medal

Vintage 2010

Houston Livestock and Rodeo Wine Competition, 2014
Gold Medal

Grand Harvest Awards, 2013
Bronze Medal

California State Fair Wine Competition, 2013

Silver Medal

eRobert Parker, WA #209, Oct 2013
89 points

The Wine Connection, Winter 2013

92 points

Houston Rodeo & Livestock, 2014
Gold Medal

Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, 2013
Silver Medal

Decanter Magazine, Feb 2014
3 stars, Recommended

Vintage 2009

Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel
"Smooth and ripe with plum, juicy blackberry and ripe, tangy acidity; fresh, round and focused with lovely balance and style; long and bright."
90 points

Grand Harvest Awards, 2012
Double Gold Medal

Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Dec 2012
90 Points

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2012
Silver Medal

Wine Enthusiast, December 2012 Buying Guide
"A very nice wine that shows the smooth, complex tannin structure, ripe fruit and dry balance you'd want from a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. You'll like the blackberry, cherry and cedar flavors, enhanced by touches of dried herb and cocoa. Drink now–2015 for fruity freshness." –S.H.
90 points

Houston Livestock and Rodeo Wine Competition, 2012
Bronze Medal

Vintage 2008

SF Chronicle Wine Competition, 2011
Gold Medal

Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
Gold Medal

California State Fair, 2011

Silver Medal, 93 points

Grand Harvest Awards, 2011

Silver Medal

Best in Glass Wine Competition, 2012
Silver Medal

Vintage 2007

California State Fair Wine Competition, 2010
Best of California and Napa Valley, Double Gold Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2010
Gold Medal

Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Feb. 2011
88 points

Connoisseur's Guide to California Wine

"Its cepage may seem a bit unusual, but Syrah is finding its way into Cabernet- based blends with increasing regularity, often to very good advantage. Here, it adds a whiff of boysenberry to its host and helps fill out a slight tendency to slenderness in this effort's flavors. The result is a full-bodied wine with enough at its heart to carry the day."
87 points

Vintage 2006

San Diego International Wine Competition, 2009
Gold Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2009
Gold Medal

Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2010
"Claret is the old-fashioned word for Bordeaux, but it has no legal meaning in the US. This Cabernet- based wine contains some Syrah, which gives a smoked meat or bacon note to the blackberries and black currants. It's delicious, if a little sweet." - SH
87 points

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2009
Silver Medal

Vintage 2005

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2008
Silver Medal

LA International Wine & Spirits Awards
Silver Medal

California State Fair Wine Competition, 2008
Silver Medal, 90 points

Wine Enthusiast, June 2009
88 points

Tasting Panel, Anthony Dias Blue, Aug 2008
"Smooth and lush with lovely pluma and cassis fruit; supple, mellow, and juicy with bright acidity and fresh flavors."
92 points

Vintage 2004

New World International Wine Competition, 2007

Silver Medal

Houston Livestock & Rodeo, 2007
Reserve Class Champion

Orange County Fair, 2007

Silver Medal

California State Fair Wine Competition, 2007
Silver Medal, 89 points

San Diego Wine Competition, 2007
Silver Medal

Vintage 2003

Houston Livestock & Rodeo Wine Competition
Best in its class! Reserve Class Champion

LA County Fair, Wines of the World 2006
Gold Medal

New World International Wine Competition, 200
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Silver Award

Wine Enthusiast, February 2007

"Nice, ripe Cabernet-based wine, with a touch of Syrah. Shows Bordeaux structure and intensity, with black currants, rich tannins and oak, while Syrah seems to bring softer, violet-infused cherries. Lots of flair and sophistication."
88 points

San Francisco Wine Competition, 2007

Silver Medal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Claret, Napa Valley

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