Award & Accolades

Zinfandel, Bushnell Vineyard

Zinfandel, Bushnell Vineyard
  • 2018

    • Wine Spectator Online, 12 Dynamic California Zinfandels

      90 Points, "Stout and plump, this offers ripe current and cherry flavors accented with licorice and tar, finishing with broad-shouldered tannins." Tim Fish

    • Wine & Spirits Magazine

      92 Points & Best Buy "...this wine bridges summer cherries and August cherry tomatoes in its gentle spicy and juicy ripeness. The delicate tannins raise it to another level, adding scents of roses, the earthiness of fig skin and what Daniel Osman of the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, MA, described as “tight, tongue-twisting acai astringency.” Give it time in a decanter as you prep cioppino." —Joshua Greene

  • 2017

    • Gabe's View: Zinfandel-America's Favorite Grape to Grill With

      "Pedroncelli’s legendary Mother Clone was the first Zinfandel that ever touched my lips back in the early 90’s. That’s still a great wine one vintage after the next. This single vineyard effort is a bigger, bolder, spicier, dare I say Zinnier wine. It comes from a vineyard that’s been a known associate of the Pedroncelli Family since 1943. The wine is driven by blackberry, boysenberry and plum pudding spices. All the bold dark fruit is buttressed by oodles of spice and a slinky vein of minerals, earth and sweet dark chocolate . Take some Memphis Style Ribs off the grill and pair it with this!"

    • Cindy Rynning, Grape Experiences

      This zinfandel "exuded ripe aromas and flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, plum pudding, earth, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Spice filled with a thread of minerality, this complex, full-bodied Zinfandel offered food friendly acidity, firm tannins and a lingering, satisfying finish."

  • 2016

    • Wine Enthusiast

      "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.” —REVIEWED BY EDITOR VIRGINIE BOONE

    • Wine Spectator

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

    • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

      90 Points & Gold Medal

    • The Tasting Panel

      92 Points

    • International Women's Wine Competition

      91 Points, 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."—Tim Fish, Editor