Awards & Accolades

  • Courage Zinfandel

    • 2021

      • 93 Points | The Wine Enthusiast Magazine

        - November 2023

    • 2019

      • 90 Points | Wine & Spirits

        "From a trellised vineyard two miles west of Pedroncelli, this bold and juicy zinfandel has tension and structure for aging. The wine is overflowing with cherries, alcohol and sweet oak (40 percent new barrels), along with scents of violets and lavender."

      • Double Gold | Sonoma County Harvest Fair | October 2022

        Double Gold Medal

    • 2018

      • San Francisco International Wine Competition

        Gold Medal

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  • Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel

    • 2021

      • 92 Points | Wine Enthusiast
    • 2020

      • 91 Points | James Suckling

        This is plummy with dark berry marmalade, toasted spices and rose petals. Full-bodied with a deep dark- fruited core. Compact and concentrated with creamy tannins. Lengthy and toasty finish. Drink or hold.

    • 2019

      • 91 Points | Wine Spectator

        "This zesty version harbors appealingly dark and briary fruit such as black cherry and plum, accented by licorice and black pepper. Ripe and snappy tannins mark the finish. Drink now through 2029.”—Tim Fish Printable

      • Harvest Terroir Challenge Wine Competition

        91 Points & Gold Medal. Tasting notes from the judges: "Classic, good pepper, boysenberry, 5 spice."

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  • Mother Clone Zinfandel

    • 2021

      • 92 Points, Editors' Choice | The Wine Enthusiast Magazine

        - November 2023

      • 90 Points | Wine Spectator
      • 90 Points | Wine.com

        -Wilfred Wong

      • Best of Class | Sonoma County Harvest Fair

        October 1, 2023

    • 2020

      • 90 Points | Wine & Spirits

        "Focused on three generations of zinfandel, traced back to the vines planted in the early 1900s, farmed by the Pedroncelli family since 1927, this also includes fruit from the Bushnell and Giovannoni vineyards. There’s youthful power to this zin, firmly structured even as notes of chocolate nibs show its heavy drape of oak. James Conley of Keen’s Steakhouse described it as 'a leafy zin, a wine with some excitement.'"

      • 90 Points | James Suckling

        Notes of ripe blackberries and blueberry jam with dark spices and flowers. Full body. Mellow and sleek with dark berry succulence and hints of bitter spices. Lengthy finish. Drink now.

      • 90 Points | Wine Enthusiast

        Smooth, deep and rich, this luxurious, high-octane wine is saturated with ripe berries, blueberries and milk-chocolate flavors wrapped in moderate, melted tannins that lend a plush mouthfeel. The winemaker used 9% Petite Sirah and aged this wine in partially new American oak barrels.
        - J.G.

      • Double Gold Medal, 96 Points | North Coast Wine Challenge

        "Richness, sweetness, lushness, ripe yet structured. Purple floral perfume."
        - April 2023

      • 90 Points | Wine Spectator | March 6, 2023

        "A gutsy red that's easy to drink, with lively blackberry, licorice and savory peppercorn flavors that build toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 2030. 6,500 cases made.—T.F."

      • 93 Points | The Tasting Panel Magazine | March 2023

        An elegant style, with mocha-coffee richness and a slathering of blackberry reduction. Hearty and ripe, with a creamy licorice finish.

      • 90 Points | Wine.com

        Medium ruby color; fresh tilled dirt aroma, brambleberries, medium depth; medium-bodied, lifted on the palate, firmly textured, light to medium tannins; dry, medium acidity, very good balance; hints of earth and tar in the flavors, berries too, medium intensity; medium finish.

        Tasted: February 17, 2023, San Francisco, CA

    • 2019

      • 89 Points | Wine Spectator| November 30, 2021

        "Ripe and briary, with baked cherry, licorice and cracked pepper flavors that finish with zesty tannins. Drink now through 2027. 8,500 cases made."— TF

      • Wine of the Week: Press Democrat | Reviewed by Peg Melnik

        “This zesty zin over-delivers in every way. It has compelling spice of cracked black pepper running through its generous fruit—black cherry, pomegranate and plum. Balanced with crisp acidity, it has nice length and a spicy finish.”

      • 90 Points & Gold Medal | Beverage Testing Institute

        "Dark ruby black color. Aromas of vanilla extract, clove, allspice, black peppercorns, and lavender with a supple, medium-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length red cherry, rum raisin, chocolate, black pepper, and rhubarb pie finish with well-integrated, fine, coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich yet balanced Zinfandel with layers of concentrated fruit, spice, and florals. Drink now or cellar."

      • Double Gold Medal | Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

        Double Gold Medal

      • Jeb Dunnuck

        "Lots of cedar, spice, red plums, and wild strawberry notes emerge from the 2019 Zinfandel Mother Clone, another well-made, charming, delicious red from this estate."

      • North of the Gate Wine Competition

        Gold Medal

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  • Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 2019

      • 95 Points, Double Gold Medal | 2023 Women's International Wine Competition

        "Lively, deep, dense, ageworthy, great chocolate finish"

        July 2023

      • 93 Points, Editors' Choice | Wine Enthusiast

        Generous blueberry and cream aromas lead to tasty black cherries and dark-chocolate flavors in this well-concentrated and well-balanced wine from one of Sonoma’s oldest wine-making families. Firm tannins and snappy fruit acidity add a nice, grippy texture. Best from 2026–2032.
        -J.G.

    • 2018

      • International Women's Wine Competition

        95 Points & Double Gold Medal

      • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

        Gold Medal

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  • Block 007 Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 2020

      • 90 Points | Beverage Testing Institute

        A depth of fruit with some savory and earthy tones that would accompany a roast and root vegetables splendidly.

    • 2019

      • Beverage Testing Institute

        93 Points | 2/18/2022

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  • Brother's Mark Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 2021

      • 91 Points | Wine Enthusiast
      • 90 Points | Wine.com

        - Wilfred Wong

    • 2020

      • 90 Points | James Suckling

        Notes of ripe raspberries and blackcurrants with hints of sweet spices, hibiscus and bark. Medium to full-bodied. Polished and creamy with dark berry and toasted walnut undertones. Velvety finish. Drink or hold.

      • 93 Points | Beverage Testing Institute

        Vibrant Cabernet with an excellent use of blending to highlight savory herbal tones and chocolate covered coconut undercurrents.

    • 2019

      • 91 Points | The Tasting Panel Magazine | March 2023

        Rich, ripe aromas of mulberry and cherry-oak. Vanilla-plum is opulent and sweetens the palate with immediate pleasure. Underbrush notes offer texture amid a juicy stream of bright fruit.

      • 90 Points | Beverage Testing Institute

        Reviewed on 2/18/2022

      • Gold Medal | Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

        Gold Medal

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  • Giovanni & Giulia Sauvignon Blanc

    • 2022

      • 91 Points | James Suckling

        Aromas of lemons, sliced apples, guava and leafy herbs. Medium- to full-bodied with crunchy acidity. Floral and zesty at the end. Drink now. Screw cap.

      • 90 Points | The Tasting Panel Magazine | March 2023

        "Bright and breezy, with pears, pineapple, and salty wet stone. Honeysuckle and lemon bar are cooling and clean on the finish."

      • 90 Points | Wine.com

        Medium straw color; fragrant apple aroma, melon, attractive, medium intensity; medium-bodied, layered, and slightly rounded on the palate; dry, medium acidity, very good balanced; mineral flavors, tangy citrus, medium intensity; medium finish.

        Tasted: February 17, 2023, San Francisco, CA

    • 2021

      • International Women's Wine Competition

        98 Points, Best of Class & Double Gold Medal

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  • Chardonnay, Signature Selection

    • 2021

      • Gold Medal | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition | January 2023

        Gold Medal

    • 2019

      • International Women's Wine Competition

        90 Points & Gold Medal

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  • Chardonnay, F. Johnson

    • 2022

      • 92 Points | The Wine Enthusiast Magazine

        - November 2023

    • 2021

      • 90 Points | James Suckling

        Aromas of lemon pith and white peaches with hints of pie crust, almonds and cream. Full body. It’s creamy and dense with mellow stone fruit character and a waxy finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

      • 90 Points | Beverage Testing Institute

        Tested on 11/3/22

      • 92 Points | Wine Enthusiast
    • 2018

      • JamesSuckling.com

        91 Points: 'This has plenty of complexity and texture with aromas of fresh peaches and grilled lemons, leading to a palate that has creamed, spiced custard flavors and a smooth, juicy finish.printable

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  • Dry Creek Valley Rosé

    • 2022

      • 91 Points, Best Buy| Wine & Spirits

        "With its neon-pink color and light strawberry refreshment, this seems simple. Then the wine’s edges push back with hints of smoky bacon, and that delicate strawberry flavor lasts in a mouthwatering way."

      • 90 Points | James Suckling

        Aromas of sour cherries and strawberries with flower and watermelon undertones. Medium-bodied and creamy with a fleshy, red-fruited character. Flavorful finish. Pure zinfandel. Screw cap.

      • 90 Points | VinePair

        "While notoriously sweet wines have led people to swear off the White Zinfandel category, this delicious dry rosé made from the variety would persuade even the harshest critics to reconsider. The grapes for this wine are sourced from the acclaimed Bushnell Vineyard that the family has been working with since 1940. The resulting wine is delightfully expressive with aromas of raspberries and flowers followed by a juicy palate with notes of overripe strawberries and black raspberry ice cream. Accomplished balance between refreshing acidity and a round creaminess on the finish draws you in for a second sip."

      • Gold Medal, 93 Points | North Coast Wine Challenge

        Tart watermelon, silky on palate, "pink paradise" hint of mint.

        - April 2023

    • 2021

      • Wine Spectator Tasting Highlights "10 Diverse Sonoma Wines Up To 90 Points"

        Speaking of chillable wines, Pedroncelli’s rosé is a quaffable blush jammed with bright cherry and raspberry flavors. Winemaker Montse Reece uses Zinfandel for this pink, taking advantage of the grape's naturally high levels of refreshing acidity.

        89 Points: “A fun quaff, this is jammed with fresh, bright cherry and raspberry flavors that linger on the spicy finish. Drink now.” Tim Fish

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  • Pinot Noir, Signature Selection

    • 2019

      • Beverage Testing Institute

        92 Points & Gold Medal 

      • Press Democrat

        A tasty pinot with notes of pomegranate, strawberry and a kiss of vanilla. Balanced, with crisp acidity. Light and lively, this is a refreshing, budget-wise quaffer. Peg Melnik, Press Democrat

    • 2017

      • JamesSuckling.com

        90 Points: 'This has rich and punchy red-cherry and berry aromas and flavors, delivered in crisp, assertive and fleshy tannins.'

      • San Francisco International Wine Competition

        91 Points & Gold Medal

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  • Sonoma Classico

    • 2021

      • 93 Points | Wine Enthusiast
      • 90 Points | Wine.com

        - Wilfred Wong

    • 2019

      • 92 Points | The Tasting Panel Magazine

        "A blend of Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel that strikes a chord with its dry, dusty tannins that support ripe fruit. An intense entry of black cherry and plum pith offers a chewy texture, with anise and balsamic base notes. A firm frame with balanced acidity and a finish of wild strawberry-cedar."

      • Double Gold Medal | Sonoma County Harvest Fair

        Double Gold Medal award

    • 2017

      • Sunset International Wine Competition

        97 Points, Double Gold Medal & Best of Class

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  • East Side Vineyard Merlot

    • 2020

      • Class Champion | Rodeo Uncorked Wine Competition | February 2023

        Class Champion

      • Gold Medal | Rodeo Uncorked Wine Competition | February 2023

        Gold Medal

      • Double Gold | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition | January 2023

        Double Gold Medal

      • 92 Points | Beverage Testing Institute

        Classic Merlot is really just a thing of beauty and it's a shame that so many people overlook it; don't miss this one.

    • 2019

      • Beverage Testing Institute

        93 Points | 2/18/2022

      • Wine Spectator, April 30, 2022 Vol 47, No. 1

        89 Points, “Shows a supple mix of dried red cherry and currant flavors with notes of hot stone as well as sanguine hints on the mid palate. The finish is highlighted by cooking spice accents and hints of dried fig. Drink now.” Kim Marcus

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  • Home Ranch Vineyard Sangiovese

    • 2019

      • Jeb Dunnuck

        "Cherries, leather, and dried herbs all emerge from the 2019 Sangiovese Alto Vineyards. And it's a medium-bodied, lightly textured, charming Sangiovese that has a distinct meatiness on the finish. It should keep for 4-5 years."

         

      • Wine Spectator

        89 Points, "There’s a rich, earthy undertone with details of fennel seed, red licorice, black pepper and rosemary to the core of ripe black cherry flavors. The tannins show a slight chew on the finish.” MaryAnn Worobiec

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  • Cabernet Franc

    • 2019

      • 92 Points | The Tasting Panel Magazine

        "Vivid scents of jasmine and lavender, with a boysenberry back. Dusty, with dried heather, espresso and a keen, earthy minerality. Black plum is seasoned with white pepper and a hint of cayenne. Robust and age-worthy."

    • 2018

      • International Women's Wine Competition

        97 Points & Double Gold Medal

      • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2022

        Gold Medal

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  • Four Grapes Vintage Port

    • 2015

      • Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

        Best of Class & Gold Medal

    • 2014

      • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

        Double Gold Medal

      • Beverage Testing Institute

        91 Points, "Fruity aromas and flavors of raisins, dried apricot, cinnamon-sugar, coffee candies, nutmeg, blood orange, star anise, and toffee with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a warming, layered, long finish. A bright and balanced Port-style wine that is sure to please the after-dinner crowd."

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  • Friends White

    • 2018

      • Wine Spectator

        84 pts. [Good: a Solid, Well-Made Wine] “Spicy floral notes mingle with pear, apple and melon flavors on a soft, smooth body, offering a refreshing finish. Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer. Drink now.”

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  • Friends Red

    • 2019

      • Beverage Testing Institute

        90 Points

      • Jeb Dunnuck

        "The 2019 Friends Red Wine Blend comes from a blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, and Sangiovese. It's a nicely fruited, peppery, herbal effort delivering medium-bodied richness, a supple, elegant texture, and good purity of fruit. It's one charming, undeniably delicious red to drink over the coming couple of years."

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