Awards

Love Landmark Wines? You're not alone! We're excited to share some of the notable scores and awards our wines have received. 

2019

2016 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir – 90 Pts 

Wine Enthusiast (April)

"A dark cherry tone dominates in this soft, richly layered and lushly textured red, with an oaky spine for support. This is the producer's first vintage from the 93-acre estate in the heart of the appellation once known as the Hop Kiln Winery." — Virginie Boone  

2016 Grand Detour Pinot Noir – 90 Pts

Wine Enthusiast (April)

"Aromas of rose and lavender carry the nose, leading to a softly textured palate pierced by smoky oak. Rich and full bodied in style, it has good tension, a succulent black-cherry flavor and welcome earthiness."— Virginie Boone  

2016 Grand Detour Pinot Noir – 90 pts 

Wine Advocate (April)

"Medium to deep ruby colored, the 2016 Grand Detour opens with charcuterie and toasty spice over a core of cranberry sauce, red cherries and black berries. Light to medium-bodied with spicy fruit in the mouth, it has firm, grainy tannins and a juicy finish."  — Erin Brooks    

2016 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir — 92 Pts

Wine Spectator (March)

"Minerally and finely textured, with bright cherry, currant and rasberry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Slate and flint notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,520 cases made." — Kim Marcus  

2016 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay — 90 Pts 

Wine Spectator (January)

"Rich, filled with concentrated apple pastry, pear tart and creamy flavors supported by fresh acidity. The custardy finish is long and well-spiced." — Kim Marcus    

2018 

2016 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay — 90 Pts

Wine Enthusiast (December)

"Dark gold in color, this wine takes on a heady bouquet of honey, graham cracker, vanilla and créme brulée. Hearty, full bodied and fleshy, its fruit-forward charcater is defined by flavors of pineapple and mango." — Virginie Boone

2016 Overlook Pinot Noir — 91 Pts

Wine Enthusiast (August)

"The palate combines sharp baking spice with baked cherry, all framed by powerful acidity." —M.K. 

2016 Overlook Chardonnay — The Top 100 Most Exciting Wines of 2018

Wine Spectator (December)

"Well-built and rich, with a solid core of apple pastry, fig and guava flavors that offer a creamy texture. Nutmeg and clove notes show on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2022." — Kim Marcus 

2016 Overlook Chardonnay  —  91 Pts,

Wine Spectator (July)

"Well-built and rich, with a solid core of apple pastry, fig and guava flavors that offer a creamy texture. Nutmeg and clove notes show on the spicy finish. Drink now through 2022." — Kim Marcus

2016 Overlook Chardonnay – 92 pts 

The Tasting Panel (November)

"Silky smooth and luscious with a creamy texture and fruit notes showing strongly on the palate; dense and ripe with a core of crisp acidity." — Anthony Dias  

2015 Rayhill Vineyard Pinot Noir – GOLD – 95 pts

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge (April)

“Long finish, rich, bold.” 

2015 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay – 94 pts

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge (April)

“Butterscotch, vanilla, cooked apple, poached pear.” 

2015 Grand Detour Pinot Noir – 93 pts

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge (April)

“rich, full elegance, nice acid.” 

2015 Overlook Chardonnay – 95 pts

The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge (April)

“Starfruit, ripe pear/ginger, zippy acid but soft and supple. Second bottle weary because you’ll need it.”   

2016 Overlook Chardonnay — 91 Pts

Wine Spectator (2018) 

— Kim Marcus

2016 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir – 92pts

  • “Minerally and finely textured, with bright cherry, currant and raspberry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Slate and flint notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,520 cases made.” – Kim Marcus
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Silkysmooth and luscious with a creamy texture and fruit notes showing strongly on the palate; dense and ripe with a core of crisp acidity.

2016 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay — 90 Pts 

Wine Spectator

"Rich, filled with concentrated apple pastry, pear tart and creamy flavors supported by fresh acidity. The custardy finish is long and well-spiced." — Kim Marcus  

2016 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir — 92 Pts

Wine Spectator

"Minerally and finely textured, with bright cherry, currant and rasberry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Slate and flint notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,520 cases made." — Kim Marcus 

2016 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir – 90 Pts 

Wine Enthusiast

"A dark cherry tone dominates in this soft, richly layered and lushly textured red, with an oaky spine for support. This is the producer's first vintage from the 93-acre estate in the heart of the appellation once known as the Hop Kiln Winery." — Virginie Boone 

2016 Grand Detour Pinot Noir – 90 Pts

Wine Enthusiast

"Aromas of rose and lavender carry the nose, leading to a softly textured palate pierced by smoky oak. Rich and full bodied in style, it has good tension, a succulent black-cherry flavor and welcome earthiness."— Virginie Boone  

2016 Grand Detour Pinot Noir – 90 pts 

Wine Advocate (April)

"Medium to deep ruby colored, the 2016 Grand Detour opens with charcuterie and toasty spice over a core of cranberry sauce, red cherries and black berries. Light to medium-bodied with spicy fruit in the mouth, it has firm, grainy tannins and a juicy finish."  — Erin Brooks 

2016 Hop Kiln Estate Pinot Noir – 90 Pts 

Wine Enthusiast (April)

"A dark cherry tone dominates in this soft, richly layered and lushly textured red, with an oaky spine for support. This is the producer's first vintage from the 93-acre estate in the heart of the appellation once known as the Hop Kiln Winery." — Virginie Boone  

The Top 100 Most Exciting Wines of 2018