Awards & Accolades

Zinfandel, Bushnell Vineyard

  • 2016

    • Wine Enthusiast Best of 2018

      "Best of the Year, 2018"  88 points “This is an intensely jammy, rich, 100% varietal wine that’s rich and thick with elements of barbecue, grilled meat and Italian deli. It finishes in vanilla oak and black pepper.” 

    • Wine Spectator December 15 2018

      89 Points: "Broad and briary, showing raspberry and pomegranate flavors, with underbrush and licorice accents, finishing with zesty tannins." Tim Fish printable


      93 Points, Gold Medal, Exceptional

      "Black violet color. Aromas of cedar, rosemary, hibiscus, rhubarb, and wild strawberry with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, complex, long brittle of grilled nuts, dates, black tea, tobacco, and licorice finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. A spicy, intriguing zinfandel with style for days."

    • Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine

      1 star: "Undisguised ripeness is a step or two ahead of fruit here, yet the wine still smacks of sweet berries throughout and has the extract and richness to at least partially offset the plainly evident heat that cannot be ignored at the finish. Although not out of control, this is a big and fairly rugged Zinfandel that opts for potency over refinement, and, even with age, it will need pairing with hearty, boldly flavored foods."

    • Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Competition

      Double Gold Medal

    • International Women's Wine Competition

      Gold Medal & 91 Points

    • Orange County Commercial Wine Competition

      92 Points, Gold Medal

    • California Zinfandel Championship Awards

      Gold Medal

    • The Tasting Panel

      92 Points


      89 Points, "Lively and brambly with charming raspberry and licorice flavors. The finish is clean, with invigorating acidity, and soft tannins."

    • Tasters Guild Consumer's Wine Judging

      Double Gold Medal

  • 2015

    • Wine Spectator 91 points!

      Briary and full of verve, with wild berry, mocha and orange zest aromas that lead to lively black cherry and licorice flavors.
      Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases made.—T.F.

      Advance of 12/31/17 issue

    • Sunset International Wine Competition

      Gold Medal printable

    • Orange County Wine Society Wine Competition

      Gold Medal