Wine Accolades

2014 Mercury Rising California – Best of Class, Bordeaux Blends – 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2014 Chardonnay Monterey – Silver Medal – 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2013 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Lester Family Vineyard  
94 pts - Wine Enthusiast (December 2015)

2013 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Tondre Grapefield
94 pts - Wine Enthusiast (December 2015)

2013 Chardonnay Monterey - Silver Medal - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2013 Mercury Rising California - Bronze Medal - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2012 Zhu Sha Clements Hills - 90 pts - Wine Enthusiast (November 2015)

2012 Tempranillo Paso Robles - Gold Medal - 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
91 pts - Wine Enthusiast (August 2015)
 

2012 Mourvedre Contra Costa County Sandy Lane Vineyard
92 pts – Wine Enthusiast (November 2014)
Gold Medal – 2014 Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Comp

2012 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains – Gold Medal – 2014 Cincinnati Intl Wine Festival

2012 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands - 92 pts - Wine Enthusiast (June 2015)

2012 Incantation Blc Monterey – Dbl Gold/Best of Class Region – 2013 CA State Fair Wine Comp

2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mtns – Dbl Gold – 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp

2011 Merlot Paso Robles – Gold Medal – 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2011 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains
91 pts – Wine Enthusiast (November 2013)
Very Good – PinotFile (April 2013)
"Quite savory … has delicious cherry fruit" – Laurie Daniel, San Jose Mercury (Jan 2013)

2011 Sorcerer's Stone California – Gold Medal  – 2014 Cincinnati International Wine Festival

2010 Malbec Clear Lake Amber Knolls Vineyard – Gold Medal – 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Comp

2010 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands – 90 pts – Wine Enthusiast (August 2012)

2010 Merlot Paso Robles
Gold Medal – 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal – 2012 Amer Wine Society Commercial Comp

2010 Syrah Paso Robles 
90 pts – Wine Enthusiast (May 2013)
Gold Medal – 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2009 Malbec Clear Lake Amber Knolls Vineyard – 89 pts – Wine Enthusiast (November 2013)

2009 Mercury Rising California – Gold Medal, Best of Class – 2013 SF Chronicle Wine Comp

2008 Mercury Rising California
Gold Medal – 2011 Monterey Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2011 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition
90 points, Editor's Choice – Wine Enthusiast (June 2011)

2008 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Lester Vineyard – Top Pick – SF Chronicle (Jul 2011)

2007 Mercury Rising California – Gold Medal – 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2007 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains – 90 pts – Wine Enthusiast (June 2011)

2007 Merlot Paso Robles – Gold Medal – 2009 Los Angeles Intl Wine & Spirits Competition

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains – 92 pts – Wine Enthusiast (June 2011)

2006 Mercury Rising California – Gold Medal – 2009 San Diego International Wine Competition

2006 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains – Gold Medal – 2008 Best of App Comp (App America)

2006 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mtns – Gold Medal – 2008 Best of App Comp (App America)

2006 Mercury Rising Blc Calif – 90 pts, Best of Class (CA State Appellation) – 07 CA State Fair

2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains – 92 pts – Wine Enthusiast (July 2009)

2005 Cabernet Franc Lodi Lewis Vineyard 
Gold Medal, Best of Class – 2009 California State Fair
Double Gold Medal, Best of Class – 2009 Lodi International Wine Awards

2004 Teroldego Central Coast – Gold Medal – 2008 Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2004 Mercury Rising California
Double Gold Medal – 2008 SF International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2008 LA International Wine Competition
Critic's Gold Award – 2007 Critics Challenge Wine Competition

2002 Mercury Rising California
87-90 pts – Randy Buckner, Wine Lovers Page (July 2005)
Very Tasty – Colorado Wine News (Jul-Sep 2005)

2001 Mercury Rising California
Gold Medal – 2004 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Very Good – Colorado Wine News (Apr-Jun 2004)

2000 Mercury Rising California – Double Gold Medal – 2003 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

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