Awards & Accolades

Cabernet Sauvignon, Wisdom Estate Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon, Wisdom Estate Vineyard
  • 2015

    • Wine Spectator Guide to California Cabernet Sauvignon 11/15/19

      88 Points

    • 2015 Wisdom Wine of the Week

      TOP PICK: Pedroncelli, 2015 Wisdom, Dry Creek Valley Estate Vineyard,
      Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.3% alcohol, $36. ★★★★


      Wine pairing suggestion from Michelle Anna Jordan. Printable

    • West Coast Wine Competition

      Gold Medal & 91 Points


      89 Points, "Bright red fruits intermingle with chocolate, black currants and cassis. The finish is dusty and peppery with dried herbs and spice."

  • 2014

    • The Sommelier Company 91pts

      2014 “Wisdom” Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedroncelli

      Immediately upon opening, this Dry Creek Cabernet showed clear,
      distinct aromas of dark fruit and rich cassis over a medley of piquant
      spices and an enduring, fresh menthol. The nose changed little across
      hours, except to draw its aromas into a more tightly-woven, integrated
      whole... read on

    • International Women's Wine Competition

      Double Gold Medal

    • Orange County Commercial Wine Competition

      Gold Medal & 92 Points

    • The Fifty Best

      Gold Medal

    • Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences

      This Cabernet Sauvignon blend from a careful selection of the winery’s own property is the best red wine the family-owned property has ever made. Loaded with a solid core of varietal character and traces of French oak aging notes, it carries all of the richness one could want in an otherwise structured (3.69 pH) red wine. The winery, now celebrating its 90th anniversary (!), has never charged this much for a wine, but it is completely justified by the taste and potential. A simply terrific wine and a very fair price. Best in six to 10 more years. Printable

    • California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, 2017

      91 points

    • Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

      Double Gold Medal

    • Harvest Challenge Wine Competition

      Gold Medal

    • Rockin' Red Blog

      96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot; deep ruby with violet hues; medium aromas of black cherry, plum, blackberry, black raspberry, all slightly stewed, dried herbal notes intermingle with dried rose petals, sweet baking spice, dusty cocoa, black pepper, leather, dusty earth, minerality; lush mouth-feel, volumptous new world style, highly approachable, balanced with medium+ acidity and tannins that are slightly dusty, full-body, long finish. Read more

    • Taster's Guild International Wine Competition

      Gold Medal

  • 2012

    • Gold Medals, Points, and Awards

      • Double Gold Medal and 95 Points: San Francisco International Wine Competition
      • Double Gold, Chairman's Best of Class and Sweepstakes Nominee: Long Beach Grand Cru
      • 1 *puff*/recommended: Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
      • 88+ Points: WineLinesOnline Read More »
      • 90 Points & Gold Medal: World Wine Championships Read More »
      • Award of Excellence (Gold Medal): The Jefferson Cup Wine Competition