2018 Houston Livestockshow & Rodeo
International Wine Competition

The results are in and we are so pleased that our wine was chosen Reserve Class Champion in two categories!

Awards and Accolades

 

Vespera

2014

Vespera

Napa Valley

• Gold/Reserve Class Champion - Rodeo Uncorked! International wine competition
• 92 pts, Wine Enthusiast

2014

Cabernet Sauvignon

Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville Napa

• 90 Points, Robert Parker-As one might expect, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Grigsby Vineyard has a more saturated ruby/purple color and attractive notes of barbecue smoke, charcoal embers, blackcurrants and black cherries as well as soft, silky tannins. Medium to full-bodied, this is a classic 2014 to drink now and over the next 10-15 years
• Gold - Rodeo Uncorked! International wine competition

2014

Cabernet Sauvignon

Collinetta Vineyard, Coonsville

• 92 Points, Robert Parker-The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Collinetta Vineyard hails from Coombsville. It has a dense purple color and an extra gear in terms of richness, concentration and layers, with oodles of blackberry and cassis, some licorice and camphor, and a long, lush, opulent finish. This is a big, powerful, yet well-
balanced Cabernet Sauvignon that’s loaded, while its accessibility is its low acidity and sweet tannin, both hallmarks of the 2014 vintage. Drink it over the next 15 years.
• Gold - Rodeo Uncorked! International wine competition

2014

Merlot

Grigsby Vineyard-Yountville

• 90 points, Wine Spectator
• 93 pts, Wine Enthusiast

2014

Tesorina

Napa Valley


• 96 Points, Robert Parker-Their most expensive wine is the 2014 Tesorina, which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is literally black/blue in color to the rim, and o ers glorious blueberry and black raspberry fruit notes along with some incense, licorice and graphite. Stunningly rich, full- bodied and opulent, with no hard edges, it is a quintessential 2014 thanks to its irresistible charm and lushness. This is concentrated juice and no wimpy wine at 15.1% natural alcohol. Look for this wine to drink well young, yet gain complexity and nuance over the following 15 or more years, and last a quarter of a century. This is stunning stuff.

• 92 Points, James Suckling- A pretty balance of dark fruit, dark chocolate and walnuts follows through to a medium to full body, tight tannins and a polished and caressing finish. Very pretty. Better in 2019 when it softens.

2015

Chardonnay

Sonoma

• Double Gold-American Fine Wine Competition

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