Award & Accolades

Zinfandel, Bushnell Vineyard

Zinfandel, Bushnell Vineyard
  • 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

    • Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Competition

      Double Gold Medal

    • International Women's Wine Competition

      91 Points, Gold Medal

    • Orange County Commercial Wine Competition

      92 Points, Gold Medal

    • California Zinfandel Championship Awards

      Gold Medal

    • Tasters Guild Consumer's Wine Judging

      Double Gold Medal


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


      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."

  • 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

    • Sunset International Wine Competition

      Gold Medal

    • Orange County Wine Competition

      Gold Medal