Reviews and Awards

2015
Santa Cruz Mountains Winery of the Year -
New York International Wine Competition

2013 Tondre's Grapefield
Red Sweepstakes and Best of Class -
2016 San Francisco Chronicle News Wine Competition
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

2013 Muns Vineyard
Bronze Medal -
2016 San Francisco Chronicle News Wine Competition
92 Points "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast

2012 Tondre's Grapefield
Bronze Medal -
2014 San Francisco Chronicle News Wine Competition

2008 Tondre's Grapefield
98 points! Double Gold and Best of Class -
2011 California State Fair

2008 Muns Vineyard
90 points, Silver Medal -
2011 California State Fair

2003 Tondre's Grapefield
92 Points - Pinot Report

Medium ruby purple color; deep, earthy with plum and smoky aromas; rich and deep with silky texture, lots of plum and smoky oak notes; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich and deep with a lot of concentrated plum flavors, this Pinot really screams Santa Lucia Highlands.
230 cases made.

2003 Amber Ridge Vineyard
92 Points - Wine Spectator

Impressive for its polish, smooth texture and purity of flavor. The focus on ripe plum, wild berry and black cherry fruit is tight and the judicious use of toasty oak shadings offer an added measure of depth and complexity.
Drink now through 2009. 125 cases made.

2003 Kruse Vineyard
Bronze Medal -
San Francisco Chronicle News Wine Competition

Bronze Medal -
Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

94 Points - Pinot Report

Medium-deep ruby purple color; sweet vanilla, some cherry, herbs and spice on the nose; rich and full, great cherry, spice and vanilla flavors, lush and silky on the palate; great balance and structure; long finish. Very interesting Pinot this has such a silky and lush mouthfeel and amazing cherry fruit that it's just plain delicious.
172 cases made.

2002 Tondre's Grapefield
90 Points - Wine Spectator

This wine has a wild, racy, distinctive flavor profile, with huckleberry, pomegranate and boysenberry fruit that's rich, juicy and vivid, beautifully focused on ripe fruit flavors and finishing with a long, concentrated aftertaste. Owner Anthony Craig, formerly of David Bruce, is winemaker at Savannah Chanelle.
Drink now through 2009. 98 cases made.

2001 Pommard Clone
90 Points - Wine Spectator

Smooth-textured and stylish, with rich, complex plum, dried cherry, game meat and smoke nunaces. The broad range of flavors coat the palate, finishing with a burst of boysenberry.
Drink now through 2008. 96 cases made.