Merriam Wine - Tasting

We are honored to have received kudos from the critics over the years.

Accolades

Our efforts in the vineyard and in the winery are recognized

Sauvignon Blanc

92 Points – 2020 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast Wine Challenge
4 Stars – 2017 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc, Restaurant Wine
4 Stars – 2016 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc, Wine of the Week, Press Democrat
91 Points – 2015 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc, West Coast Wine Competition
90 Points – 2015 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc, Ken’s Wine Guide
90 Points – 2014 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, FBWorld.com
Double Gold Medal – 2014 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Harvest Awards
Best of Class – 2014 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc, Grand Harvest Awards

Chardonnay

Gold – 2018 Undisclosed Chardonnay, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal – 2014 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
90 Points – 2013 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, FBWorld.com
92 Points – 2013 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, North Coast Wine Challenge
94 Points – 2012 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, Press Democrat Wine Challenge
93 Points – 2012 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2012 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, San Francisco Chronicle
Double Gold – 2012 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
90 Points – 2012 Bacigalupi Chardonnay, Ken’s Wine Guide

 

Rosé

Gold Medal – 2021 Rose of Pinot Noir, Denver International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2021 Rose of Pinot Noir, North of the Gate Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2020 Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
94 Points – 2019 Rose of Pinot Noir, Experience Rose
92 Points – 2019 Rose of Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
93 Points, Best of Class – 2018 Rose of Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2017 Rose of Pinot Noir, Ken’s Wine Guide
92 Points – 2015 Rose of Pinot Noir, West Coast Wine Competition

Merlot

Gold Medal – 2019 Russian River Valley Merlot, Denver International Wine Competition
Gold – 2019 Russian River Valley Merlot, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
90 Points – 2018 Windacre Merlot, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
Gold – 2019 Windacre Merlot, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
93 Points – 2017 Windacre Merlot, Sunset International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2016 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Best of Class – 2016 Windacre Merlot, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
91 Points – 2015 Windacre Merlot, Ken’s Wine Guide
90 Points – 2015 Windacre Merlot, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
90 Points – 2015 Windacre Merlot, James Suckling
Gold Medal – 2015 Windacre Merlot, Harvest Challenge
Best Red Wine, 2014 Windacre Merlot, Harvest Challenge
Double Gold – 2014 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco International Wine Competition
98-Points, 2014 Windacre Merlot, Harvest Challenge
95-Points, 2014 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2014 Windacre Merlot, 50 Best California Merlots
Double Gold – 2013 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
95 Points – 2012 Windacre Merlot, North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold – 2012 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold – 2012 Windacre Merlot, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
95 Points – 2011 Windacre Merlot, North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold Medal – 2011 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
100 Top Wines – 2011 Windacre Merlot, North Coast Wine Challenge
91 Points – 2010 Windacre Merlot, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2010 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2007 Windacre Merlot, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2001 Windacre Merlot, Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2001 Windacre Merlot, Riverside International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2001 Windacre Merlot, Wine Enthusiast
91 Points – 2001 Windacre Merlot, Wine Country Living
Gold Medal – 2000 Windacre Merlot, Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

Pinot Noir

Double Gold Medal – 2019 Diana’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, New York International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2020 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, New York International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2019 Diana’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Denver International Wine Competition
91 Points – 2019 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, North Coast Wine Challenge
91 Points – 2020 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
91 Points – 2020 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2018 Estate Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
97 Points, Double Gold – 2018 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
Gold – 2018 Pinot Noir Cuvée, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
91 Points – 2020 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
92 Points – 2017 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, James Suckling
92 Points – 2019 Pinot Noir Cuvée, Russian River Valley, North Coast Wine Challenge
91 Points – 2017 Estate Pinot Noir, James Suckling
94 Points – 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
94 Points – 2016 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Ken’s Wine Guide
93 Points – 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, James Suckling
90 Points – 2016 Estate Pinot Noir, Wine Enthusiast
92 Points – 2016 Cuvee Pinot Noir, James Suckling
Gold Medal – 2016 Cuvee Pinot Noir, Sunset International Wine Competition
91 Points – 2015 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
90 Points – 2015 Estate Pinot Noir, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Double Gold – 2014 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
92 Points – 2014 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Gold Medal – 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold – 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Harvest Challenge
92 Points – 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, North Coast Wine Competition
90 Points – 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, California Grapevine
Gold Medal – 2014 Cuvee Pinot Noir, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2013 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
90 Points – 2013 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
90 Points – 2013 Estate Pinot Noir, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2013 Estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Summit Wine Competition
90 Points – 2013 Cuvee Pinot Noir, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Gold Medal – 2013 Cuvee Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
90 Points – 2012 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
91 Points – 2012 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Affair of the Vine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Three Sons Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Summit Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Summit Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Cuvee Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Summit Wine Competition
90 Points – 2012 Cuvee Pinot Noir, Ken’s Wine Guide

Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold Medal – 2018 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, New York International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, New York International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2019 Russian River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Denver International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2018 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Denver International Wine Competition
Best of Sonoma County, Best of Class, Best of Show, Best of Show Red – 2018 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, North of the Gate Wine Competition
Gold – 2016 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold – 2016 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle
96 Points – 2015 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile Harvest Challenge
91 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
90 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Gold – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
92 Points – 2015 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunset International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, James Suckling
Double Gold – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Harvest Challenge
Best of Rockpile AVA – 2015 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Harvest Challenge
Double Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
94 Points – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Harvest Challenge
Gold Medal – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunset International Wine Competition
91+ Points – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Double Gold – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
94 Points, Gold Medal – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunset International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold – 2013 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle
Gold – 2013 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2012 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Gold Medal – 2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
91 Points – 2011 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold – 2011 Windacre Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Wine Competition
94+ Points – 2010 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
92+ Points- 2010 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile, Ken’s Wine Guide
Best in Class, Best of Show Red, Gold – 2010 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Harvest Challenge
Gold – 2009 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2009 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2009 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
91 Points – 2006 Dunnsden Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2006 Dunnsden Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, American Fine Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2006 Dunnsden Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition
95 Points – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast
93 Points – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, WineReviewOnline.com
Gold Medal – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sante Magazine, May 2010
Gold Medal – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
92 Points – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine News
90 Points – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Cabernet Franc

90 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Double Gold – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
96 Points – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Harvest Challenge
Double Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Franc Day Wine Competiion
Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
94 Points – 2013 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, North Coast Wine Competition
90 Points – 2013 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
91 Points – 2013 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
99 Points – 2012 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Best of Class – 2013 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International wine Competition
Double Gold – 2011 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, New York Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Gold – 2011 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold – 2011 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, New York Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Gold – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Harvest Challenge
90 Points – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Wine Enthusiast
Double Gold – 2010 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Gold – 2010 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2009 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2009 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Best of Class – 2009 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Harvest Challenge
92 Points – 2008 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
91 Points – 2008 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Wine Enthusiast
92 Points – 2008 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
91 Points – 2007 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2007 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Long Beach Grand Cru Competition
92 Points – 2006 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2006 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2006 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2006 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Malbec

Gold Medal – 2018 Lower Pond Malbec, San Francisco Chronicle
91 Points – 2018 Lower Pond Malbec, North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold – 2017 Lower Pond Malbec, North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold – 2016 Lower Pond Malbec, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Blends

Gold Medal – 2019 SNED, New York International Wine Competition
Gold – 2019 SNED, Denver International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2015 Miktos Red Blend, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Double Gold – 2011 Windacre Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal – 2009 Miktos Red Blend, Grand Harvest Awards
93 Points – 2008 Miktos Red Blend, Ken’s Wine Guide
Double Gold – 2007 Miktos Red Blend, American Fine Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, International Eastern Wine Competition
93 Points – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, Wine News
Double Gold Medal – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition